Editors’ Notes Discover more music you’ll like: “Hey Siri, play Kenny Rogers.” Before his death in 2020 at 81, Kenny Rogers had turned himself into a cornerstone of American entertainment. Yes, he was a country music giant—“The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Coward of the County,” “Through the Years,” and his 1983 duet with Dolly Parton, “Islands in the Stream,” were crossover hits as big as the genre ever produced, and made him one of its earliest mainstream superstars. But he transcended any one category or style or type of entertainment. He was an actor and go-to cultural signpost, immortalized beyond his chart success in a Seinfeld episode centered around his roasted chicken franchise and The Big Lebowski’s sequence set to “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In),” until then a fringe classic from his 1967 band The First Edition.

SONG
ALBUM
The Gambler
3:30
 
Islands In the Stream
4:11
 
3:53
 
Coward of the County
4:19
 
Lucille
3:40
 
We've Got Tonight
3:54
 
She Believes in Me
4:12
 
Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town
2:59
 
Through the Years
4:44
 
You Decorated My Life
3:38
 
Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer (feat. Kim Carnes)
3:42
 
I Can't Unlove You
3:24
 
The Greatest
3:11
 
Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) [Re-Recorded]
3:27
 
Buy Me a Rose
3:48
 
Daytime Friends
3:14
 
If I Ever Fall In Love Again (Duet With Anne Murray)
3:39
 
Something's Burning
4:02
 
Love Will Turn You Around
3:41
 
You Can't Make Old Friends (Duet With Dolly Parton)
4:02
 
Crazy
3:43
 
I Don't Need You
3:28
 
There You Go Again
2:46
 
Mary, Did You Know? (Duet With Wynonna Judd)
3:53
 

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