A Little Good News

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"A Little Good News"
Single by Anne Murray
from the album A Little Good News
B-side "I'm Not Afraid Anymore"
Released August 1983
Genre Country
Length 3:08
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Tommy Rocco
Charlie Black
Rory Michael Bourke
Producer(s) Jim Ed Norman
Anne Murray singles chronology
"Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye"
(1982)
"A Little Good News"
(1983)
"That's Not the Way (It's S'posed to Be)"
(1984)

"A Little Good News" is a song recorded by Canadian country music artist Anne Murray. It was released in August 1983 as the lead single from the album of the same name, A Little Good News. The song was written by Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black, and Rory Michael Bourke and was Anne Murray's seventh number-one on the country charts. In the United States, the single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1] The song also appears on Murray's 2007 album Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends, performed as a duet with the Indigo Girls.

In 2001, "A Little Good News" was the first song recorded by Murray's fellow Nova Scotian, Drake Jensen. The recording achieved impressive airplay throughout the Maritimes and was a favorite of CBC Radio One.[2]

Content[edit]

In the song, the narrator expresses despair over all of the violence and suffering she reads about in newspapers and witnesses on TV news coverage, and notes how wonderful it would be if, for just one day, the newspapers and television news anchors had nothing to report, because "nothing bad happened today".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 74
U.K. Singles Chart 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 243. 
  2. ^ Drake Jensen : Official website biography

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Holding Her and Loving You"
by Earl Thomas Conley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

December 3, 1983
Succeeded by
"Tell Me a Lie"
by Janie Fricke
Preceded by
"Tennessee Whiskey"
by George Jones
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 10, 1983