Connie Smith singles discography

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Connie Smith discography

Connie Smith performing at the Grand Ole Opry (2007).
Releases
Singles 51
B-sides 2

The singles discography of Connie Smith, an American country artist, consists of fifty one singles and two B-sides. After signing with RCA Victor Records in 1964, Smith released her debut single in August entitled "Once a Day". The song topped the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart by November and held the position for eight weeks, to date being the longest running song at number one by a female country artist. The single's success launched Smith into stardom, making Smith one of the decade's most successful female artists.[1] The follow-up single "Then and Only Then" reached #4 on the country singles chart, while its flip side ("Tiny Blue Transistor Radio") went to #25 on the same chart. All of Smith's singles released between 1965 and 1968 reached the top ten on the Billboard country songs chart, including "If I Talk to Him", "Ain't Had No Lovin'", and "Cincinnati, Ohio". By 1969 Smith felt highly pressured from her career and cut back on promoting singles.[2][1] Smith's chart success slightly declined because of this, with songs like "Ribbon of Darkness" (1969) and "Louisiana Man" (1970) only reaching the top twenty. Other singles continued to peak within the top ten including "I Never Once Stopped Loving You" (1970) and "Just One Time" (1971).[2]

In 1972 all three of Smith's singles reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart: "Just for What I Am" (#5), "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)" (#7), and "Love Is the Look You're Looking for" (#8). After signing with Columbia Records in 1973 Smith incorporated more Gospel music into her albums and chart success declined slightly.[2] Many of her singles continued to remain in the top twenty including "Ain't Love a Good Thing" (1973) and "I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before)" (1974). The following year Smith released a cover version of Hank Williams' "Why Don't You Love Me" (#15) and in 1976 covered The Everly Brothers' "(Till) I Kissed You" (#10).[3] In 1977 Smith signed with Monument Records, which updated her to a country pop-focused sound. In 1978 her cover of Andy Gibb's number one single "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" became Smith's only single to become a major hit under Monument, reaching #14 on the Billboard country singles list. The remainder of her singles reached progressively-lower positions on the country chart and in 1979, Smith left Monument.[4] In 1985 Smith returned on Epic Records with the single "A Far Cry from You", which peaked at #71 and became her final chart appearance.[1]

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
US
[5]
CAN Country
[6]
1964 "Once a Day"[A] 1 101 Connie Smith
1965 "Then and Only Then"[A] 4 116
"I Can't Remember"[A] 9 130 Cute 'n' Country
"If I Talk to Him" 4 Miss Smith Goes to Nashville
1966 "Nobody But a Fool (Would Love You)" 4
"Ain't Had No Lovin'" 2 Born to Sing
"The Hurtin's All Over" 3 Downtown Country
1967 "I'll Come Runnin'" 10 The Best of Connie Smith
"Cincinnati, Ohio" 4 Connie Smith Sings Bill Anderson
"Burning a Hole in My Mind" 5 I Love Charley Brown
"Baby's Back Again" 7 7
1968 "Run Away Little Tears" 10 18
"Cry, Cry, Cry" 20 Connie in the Country
1969 "Ribbon of Darkness" 13 1 Connie's Country
"You and Your Sweet Love" 6 The Best of Connie Smith, Vol. 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
US
[5]
CAN Country
[6]
1970 "I Never Once Stopped Loving You" 5 17 I Never Once Stopped Loving You
"Louisiana Man" 14
"Where Is My Castle" 11 20 Where Is My Castle
1971 "Just One Time"[A] 2 119 2 Just One Time
"I'm Sorry If My Love Got in Your Way" 14 Connie Smith Now
1972 "Just for What I Am" 5 4 Ain't We Havin' Us a Good Time
"If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)" 7 14 If It Ain't Love and Other Great Dallas Frazier Songs
"Love Is the Look You're Looking for" 8 6 Love Is the Look You're Looking For
1973 "Dream Painter" 23 39 Dream Painter
"You've Got Me (Right Where You Want Me)" 21 A Lady Named Smith
"Ain't Love a Good Thing" 10 12 That's the Way Love Goes
1974 "Dallas" 35
"I Never Knew (What That Song Meant Before)" 13 I Never Knew What That Song Meant Before
"I've Got My Baby on My Mind" 13 31 I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today/
I Got My Baby on My Mind
1975 "I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today" 30 45
"Why Don't You Love Me" 15 20
"The Song We Fell in Love To" 29 The Song We Fell in Love To
1976 "(Till) I Kissed You" 10 1
"So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)" 31 I Don't Wanna Talk It Over Anymore
"I Don't Wanna Talk It Over Anymore" 13
1977 "The Latest Shade of Blue" 42
"Coming Around" 58 Pure Connie Smith
"I Just Want to Be Your Everything" 14 23 New Horizons
1978 "Lovin' You Baby" 34
"They'll Never Be Another for Me" 68
"Smooth Sailin'" 68 non-album singles
1979 "Lovin' You, Lovin' Me" 88
"Don't Say Love" 93
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
1983 "Rough at the Edges" non-album singles
1985 "A Far Cry from You" 71
1986 "Hold Me Back"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other singles[edit]

Collaborative singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
1969 "Young Love" Nat Stuckey 20 Young Love
1970 "If God Is Dead (Then Who's This Living in My Soul)" 59 Sunday Morning with Nat Stuckey and Connie Smith
2003 "Closer to Home" Barbara Fairchild,
Sharon White
Love Never Fails
2004 "Love Never Fails"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
1967 "Chet's Tune" Some of Chet's Friends 38 non-album single

B-sides[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions A-Side Single
US Country
[5]
1965 "Tiny Blue Transistor Radio" 25 "Then and Only Then"
1979 "Ten Thousand and One" flip "Lovin' You, Lovin' Me"

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Coyne, Kevin John. "100 Greatest Women -- Connie Smith (#24)". Country Universe. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Bush, John. "Connie Smith > Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Connie Smith Sings Her Hits > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Greatest Hits on Monument > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 387–388. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ a b "Search results for "Connie Smith"". RPM. Retrieved 2009-07-31.