Lynn ANDERSON - rose garden (1970)
"Rose Garden" (also known and covered as "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden") is a song written by Joe South, that is best known as recorded by country singer Lynn Anderson. Her October 1970 release topped the U.S. Billboard country chart for five weeks, reached the No. 3 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and hit number one on both Cash Box's and Record World's pop and country singles charts. The song was also a major pop hit internationally, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Norway and hitting the top three in the United Kingdom. Anderson's version of "Rose Garden" remains one of the most successful country crossover recordings of all-time.