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Jim Croce

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Biography

Jim Croce (Jan 10, 1943 ‒ Sept 20, 1973) was an American singer-songwriter from South Philadelphia whose biggest single "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" hit number 1 on the US charts in the summer of 1973. His influences included Ian & Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot and Woody Guthrie. Sadly, Croce died in a small commercial plane crash one day before his third album, "I Got a Name" was to be released.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    If I could save time in a bottle
    The first thing that I'd like to do
    Is to save every day
    Till eternity passes away
    Just to spend them with you
    Time in a Bottle  -  817,830 plays
  2.  
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    Like the pine trees linin' the windin' road
    I've got a name, I've got a name
    Like the singin' bird and the croakin' toad
    I've got a name, I've got a name
    And I carry it with me like my daddy did
    I Got A Name  -  726,161 plays
  3.  
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    Operator, well could you help me place this call
    See, the number on the match book is old and faded
    She's living in L.A
    With my best old ex-friend Ray
    Guy she said she knew well and sometimes hated
    Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)  -  349,127 plays
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    Well, the south side of Chicago
    Is the baddest part of town
    And if you go down there
    You better just beware
    Of a man name of Leroy Brown
    Bad, Bad Leroy Brown  -  305,408 plays
  5.  
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    Uptown's got its hustlers
    the bowry's got its bums
    forty-second street's got big jim walker
    he's a pool-shootin' son of a gun
    well he's big and dumb as a man can come
    You Don't Mess Around With Jim  -  220,518 plays
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