Broken Hearted Me

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"Broken Hearted Me"
Single by Anne Murray
from the album I'll Always Love You
B-side "Why Don't You Stick Around"
Released September 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Country, adult contemporary
Length 3:43
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Randy Goodrum
Producer(s) Jim Ed Norman
Anne Murray singles chronology
"Shadows in the Moonlight"
(1979)
"Broken Hearted Me"
(1979)
"Daydream Believer"
(1980)

"Broken Hearted Me" is a song written by Randy Goodrum, originally recorded by England Dan & John Ford Coley in 1978, and later covered by Canadian country and pop music singer Anne Murray. It was released in September 1979 as the first single from her album I'll Always Love You. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in December, and was the third chart-topper for her during the year.

Chart success[edit]

"Broken Hearted Me" was Murray's fourth No. 1 single on the country chart,[1] and seventh overall on the American music charts (counting "You Needed Me", which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978, and "Snowbird" and "Danny's Song", both of which reached the top of the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart).

In addition, "Broken Hearted Me" just missed the Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at No. 12. Three of her other singles — "A Love Song", "I Just Fall in Love Again" and "Daydream Believer" — also reached the same summit on the Hot 100. On the Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles chart, "Broken Hearted Me" spent five weeks at No. 1 during the late fall of 1979. In doing so, Murray had her fifth No. 1 AC hit.[2]

In her home country, the song reached No. 15 on the Canadian Pop chart; No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart; and it became Murray's twelfth No. 1 song on the Canadian Country chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
Canada Adult Contemporary Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[5] 15
US Hot Country Singles (Billboard)[6] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 12

Cover versions[edit]

Hong Kong pop singer Alan Tam included a Cantonese version of the song called 情不變 (English: Love Without Change) in his 1987 album Portrait on the Wall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944–2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 242. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–2001. Record Research. p. 176. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6909a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 24, 1979.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks: Issue 6874." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 24, 1979.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 7853a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 24, 1979.
  6. ^ "Hot Country Singles". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc) 91 (48): 33. December 1, 1979. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  7. ^ "Anne Murray Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Anne Murray.
  8. ^ "Anne Murray Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Anne Murray.

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Preceded by
"Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love" by Lobo
Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single
October 13, 1979 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"You're Only Lonely" by J.D. Souther
Preceded by
"Come with Me"
by Waylon Jennings
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

December 1, 1979
Succeeded by
"I Cheated Me Right Out of You"
by Moe Bandy
Preceded by
"You Decorated My Life"
by Kenny Rogers
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 24, 1979
Succeeded by
"Come with Me"
by Waylon Jennings