220px-I_Can_Stand_a_Little_Rain#15 – Joe Cocker – “You Are So Beautiful” – (1974)

Co-written by Billy Preston, this song was a big hit for Joe Cocker (even though he didn’t write it). It peaked at #5 on the Hot 100. There’s just something great about a love song sung by someone with such a gruff voice, especially when backed with such a nice, soft piano.

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