All I Ever Need Is You (song)

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"All I Ever Need Is You" is a popular song written by Jimmy Holiday and Eddie Reeves and recorded by Ray Charles for his 1971 album The Volcanic Action of My Soul. The most well-known version of the song is the hit single from Sonny and Cher. It reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Easy Listening chart for five weeks late in 1971.[1] It was also a top-ten single in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Worldwide sales of the single totalled 2,250,000 copies.

Two different versions made the country music charts: one by Ray Sanders in 1971 and another by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West in 1979. The latter reached number one on the country charts.

Chart performance[edit]

Sonny & Cher[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 31
Belgian Singles Chart 20
Canadian Singles Chart 10
Irish Singles Chart 12
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100 7
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 1

Ray Sanders[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 18[2]

Kenny Rogers and Dottie West[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 2
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 38
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2
Preceded by
"Baby I'm-a Want You" by Bread
Billboard Easy Listening Singles number-one single (Sonny and Cher version)
November 27, 1971 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"An Old Fashioned Love Song" by Three Dog Night
Preceded by
"(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right"
by Barbara Mandrell
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Kenny Rogers and Dottie West version)

April 21, 1979
Succeeded by
"Where Do I Put Her Memory"
by Charley Pride


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 227. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 368. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.