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Glen Campbell: His top 5 greatest hits

Music star Glen Campbell died on Tuesday at the age of 81 following a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

The Arkansas-born star was known for hits Honey Come Back, All I Have To Do Is Dream, and Guess I'm Dumb, in a career that spanned decades and included many accolades.

As tributes pour in for the Grammy Award-winning star, take a look through some of the music legend's greatest hits.

1. Rhinestone Cowboy

Arguably his best known hit, Rhinestone Cowboy was released in in the mid-1970s after Campbell heard the track written by Larry Weiss on the radio. It's said the singer was a fan of the song due to it's subject matter - dreams of making it big.

Rhinestone Cowboy reached number four in the UK singles chart and number one in the US Billboard Hot 100.

2. Wichita Lineman

A much loved song, Wichita Lineman saw Campbell collaborate with US songwriter Jimmy Webb in a track about love and lonliness.

Released in 1968, the song hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs in the US, as well as making it to number three on the mainstream Hot 100.

The popular song has also been covered by a long list of music stars, including Johnny Cash, R.E.M, and Kool & The Gang.

3. Gentle On My Mind

Written by John Hartford, Gentle On My Mind was released in 1967 and again in 1968. The track won four Grammy Awards and became the theme tune for The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour TV show.

This song was also covered by a host of musicians over the years, including Aretha Franklin, Dean Martin, and Patti Page.

4. Southern Nights

Originally released by Allen Toussaint in 1975, Campbell released Southern Nights in 1977.

The song reached number one on the US country, adult contemporary, and pop charts, as well as number three in Ireland and number 28 in the UK.

5. By the Time I Get to Phoenix

Written by Jimmy Webb and originally recorded by Johnny Rivers in 1965, Campbell released his version of By the Time I Get to Phoenix in 1967.

The song about dumping a woman via a note reached number two in the US hot County Singles chart and also won two Grammy Awards.

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