Losin' Streak was Ray Stevens' ninth studio album and his fourth for Barnaby Records, released in 1973. The second track is a re-recording of one of Stevens' songs that was included on his second album, This Is Ray Stevens (1963). Cover versions include the Everly Brothers' hit "Bye Bye Love" and singer/songwriter Freddie Hart's hit "Easy Lovin'." Both the album and the title track (the album's sole single) unfortunately failed to chart.

On interesting notes, Stevens would have a hit the next year that contained the word "streak," and this song became his biggest hit. That same year of the release of "The Streak," the third track from this album, "Inside," was released along with a non-album track entitled "Everybody Needs a Rainbow" as a double A-side single.

The front and back of the album each contain one photo of Stevens playing the piano and singing into a microphone at a recording studio.

Track listing[edit]Edit

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Losin' Streak"   Nick Van Maarth 4:08
2. "Just One of Life's Little Tragedies"   Ray Stevens 3:02
3. "Inside"   Ray Stevens 3:44
4. "Things Work Out"   Tupper Saussy 2:44
5. "Bye Bye Love"   Boudleaux BryantFelice Bryant 4:06
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Being Friends"   Layng Martine, Jr. 2:53
2. "Idaho Wine"   Layng Martine, Jr. 2:20
3. "This Is Your Life"   Ray Stevens 3:16
4. "Laid Back"   Ray Stevens 2:51
5. "Easy Lovin'"   Freddie Hart 2:51
6. "What Do You Know"   Ray Stevens 3:24

Album credits[edit]Edit

  • Arranged and produced by: Ray Stevens for Ahab Productions, Inc.
  • Recorded at the Ray Stevens Sound Laboratory, Nashville
  • Engineer: Ben Tallent
  • Photos by: John Donegan


Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Everybody Needs a Rainbow" / "Inside" Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 16
1974 "Everybody Needs a Rainbow" / "Inside" Billboard Adult Contemporary 18
1974 "Everybody Needs a Rainbow" / "Inside" Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 37

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