B.W. Stevenson almost couldn't catch a break. He released Shambala in the spring of '73, only to have Three Dog Night drop their version a week later, which quickly buried his. So later that year, he wrote and released this song, and finally caught the wave, riding this one to the Top Ten of the Hot 100, and #1 on adult contemporary charts, his one big certified hit. Proving it wasn't a fluke, Brooks and Dunn covered it in 1996, and took it to number 1 again, this time on the Country charts. But we always liked the original best.