's biggest hit was the gritty "Skip a Rope," which struck a socially conscious pose that seemed more activist in the context of 1960s country music than it actually was. The title track from None of My Business
attempted to exploit the formula anew, but apparently the country audience found the pro-family and traditional morality message of "Skip a Rope" more appealing than the paean to political involvement in "None of My Business," since the song came nowhere close, sales-wise, to "Skip a Rope." Nevertheless, "None of My Business" reached the Top Ten and was Cargill
's only other major hit. The corresponding album reinforces Cargill
's soon-to-be-abandoned image as a maker of message-oriented country songs, with covers of Glen Campbell
's self-improvement masterpiece "Less of Me" and Roger Miller
's anti-divorce lament "Husbands and Wives." The anthemic "This Generation Shall Not Pass" was a minor hit for Cargill
, and one of his last attempts at explicit message-oriented music. Elsewhere, the album aims for wide appeal with "Welcome to My World" and Kenny Price
's "Walking on New Grass," but the semi-political songs are ultimately the most interesting ones.