David Cassidy's 6 best songs ever

22 November 2017, 06:00 | Updated: 22 November 2017, 11:53

David Cassidy was one of the ultimate teen idols back in the 1970s thanks to his breakout role in The Partridge Family.

The actor and singer passed away at the age of 67 on Monday (November 21), following various illnesses in recent years.

To celebrate the life and career of David Cassidy, we've collected just a handful of his greatest ever songs:

1. 'Cherish'

Originally by The Association, Cassidy covered it as the title track of his debut album in 1971, and it gave him a top 10 hit in the States.

2. 'Could It Be Forever'

This song gave David a number two hit in the UK, propelling himself onto the walls of teenage fans across the nation.

3. 'How Can I Be Sure' 

This song was David's first number one single in the UK. It was a cover of The Young Rascals' 1967 song, and helped solidify David as one of the most popular pinups of the early 1970s.

4. 'I Think I Love You'

David took lead vocals on this single, credited to The Partridge Family, in 1970. It was a huge hit, reaching number one in the US, and was later covered by everybody from Perry Como to Andy Williams. David later released a solo version in 2003.

5. 'Daydreamer'

Another UK number one for David, this was a double A-side with a cover of Harry Nilsson's 'The Puppy Song'. Cilla Black covered the song a year later.

6. 'I Am a Clown'

This song reached number three in the UK, and was famous for its spoken word intro. It remained a fan favourite at his live shows for the rest of his career.