A Thing Called Love (song)

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"A Thing Called Love"
Song by Jerry Reed from the album Nashville Underground
Released 1968 (1968)
Genre Country
Length 02:19[1]
Label RCA Victor
Writer Jerry Reed
Nashville Underground track listing
Remembering
(1)
"A Thing Called Love"
(2)
You Wouldn't Know A Good Thing
(3)
"A Thing Called Love"
Single by Johnny Cash
from the album A Thing Called Love
Released 1971 (1971)
Genre Country
Length 02:36
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Jerry Reed
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"Papa Was a Good Man"
(1971)
"A Thing Called Love"
(1971)
"Kate"
(1972)
A Thing Called Love track listing
"Melva's Wine"
(2)
"A Thing Called Love"
(3)
"I Promise You"
(4)

"A Thing Called Love" is a song written and originally recorded by Jerry Reed[2] in 1968. This song has been recorded by many artists, including Jimmy Dean, Elvis Presley and Dave Dudley. In 1971, the song was recorded by Johnny Cash and it became a #1 hit in Canada. The record was Cash's biggest hit in Europe, charting in Ireland, United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Chart performance[edit]

Jimmy Dean[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 14
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 21

Johnny Cash[edit]

Chart (1971–1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 37
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Irish Singles Chart 1
U.K. Singles Chart 4
Dutch Top 40 6
Preceded by
"My Hang-Up Is You"
by Freddie Hart
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 15, 1972
Succeeded by
"Smiling Wine"
by Shirley Eikhard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jerry Reed – Nashville Underground". Discogs. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Bernstein, Adam (3 September 2008). "Jerry Reed, 71; Musician Was Also 'Smokey' Sidekick". The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com). Retrieved 7 February 2011.