1998 – Country Rock singer Eddie Rabbitt dies of lung cancer at age 56.

Eddie Rabbit

1998 – Country Rock singer Eddie Rabbitt dies of lung cancer at age 56.

Edward Thomas Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 – May 7, 1998) was a country music singer. He enjoyed much pop success in his career, helping develop the crossover-influenced sound in country music during the 1970s and 80s. During his career, he scored 26 number-ones on Billboard’s country chart.

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US Hot 100 US AC
1974 “You Get To Me” 34 - - Eddie Rabbitt
1975 “Forgive and Forget” 12 - -
“I Should Have Married You” 11 - -
1976 “Do You Right Tonight” 5 - - Rocky Mountain Music
“Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind)” 1 - -
“Rocky Mountain Music”/”Do You Right Tonight” 5 76 48
1977 “Two Dollars in the Jukebox” 3 - -
“I Can’t Help Myself” 2 71 - Rabbitt
“We Can’t Go on Living Like This” 6 - -
1978 “Hearts on Fire” 2 - - Variations
“You Don’t Love Me Anymore” 1 53 18
“I Just Want to Love You” 1 - 47
1979 Every Which Way But Loose 1 30 26 The Best of Eddie Rabbitt
“Suspicions” 1 13 9 Loveline
“Pour Me Another Tequila” 5 - -
1980 “Gone Too Far” 1 82 35
“Drivin’ My Life Away” 1 5 3 Horizon
1981 “I Love a Rainy Night” 1 1 1
“Step By Step” 1 5 3 Step By Step
“Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight” 1 15 10
1982 “I Don’t Know Where to Start” 2 35 9
“You and I” (w/ Crystal Gayle) 1 7 2 Radio Romance
1983 “You Can’t Run From Love” 1 55 2
“You Put the Beat in My Heart” 10 81 15 Greatest Hits Vol. 2
1984 “Nothing Like Falling in Love” 10 - 38
“B-B-B Burnin’ Up With Love” 3 - 36 The Best Year of My Life
1985 “The Best Year of My Life” 1 - -
“Warning Sign” 4 - -
“She’s Comin’ Back to Say Goodbye” 6 - -
“A World Without Love” 10 - 35 Rabbitt Trax
1986 “Repetitive Regret” 4 - -
“Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers)” (w/ Juice Newton) 1 - -
1987 “Gotta Have You” 9 - -
1988 “I Wanna Dance With You” 1 - - I Wanna Dance With You
“The Wanderer” 1 - -
“We Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” 7 - -
1990 “On Second Thought” 1 - - Jersey Boy
“Runnin’ With the Wind” 8 - -
“It’s Lonely Out Tonite” 32 - -
“American Boy” 11 - -
1991 “Tennessee Born and Bred” 58 - -
“Hang Up the Phone” 50 - - Ten Rounds
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