Remembering Lyricist Earl Shuman With Ten of His Most Popular Songs

Lyricist Earl Shuman wrote top ten hits for Georgia Gibbs, Patti Page, Cliff Richard, Perry Como and Brook Benton, but he was probably best known for his "Hey There, Lonely Girl", a number 2 song for Eddie Holman in 1969 and a number 5 AC hit for Ruby & the Romantics in 1963.

Shuman died on February 13 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York at the age of 95.

Here are ten of his biggest hits from a catalog of over 400 published songs:

Seven Lonely Days - Georgia Gibbs (1953 / #5 Pop)


Left Right Out of Your Heart - Patti Page (1958 / #9 Pop)


Starry Eyes - Michael Holliday (1960 / #1 U.K.)


Theme For a Dream - Cliff Richard (1961 / #3 U.K.)


Caterina - Perry Como (1962 / #23 Pop / #6 AC)


Close to Cathy - Mike Clifford (1962 / #12 Pop / #4 AC)


Hotel Happiness - Brook Benton (1962 / #3 Pop / #2 R&B)


Clinging Vine - Bobby Vinton (1964 / #17 Pop / #2 AC)


Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman (1969 / #2 Pop / #4 AC)


The Young New Mexican Puppeteer - Tom Jones (1972 / #80 Pop / #14 AC / #4 U.K.)


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