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 1
Collaborative singles 4
Featured singles 1

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]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Country

[5]
US
[5]
CAN
Country

[6]
"Once a Day"[A] 1964 1 101 Connie Smith
"Then and Only Then"[A] 1965 4 116
"I Can't Remember"[A] 9 130 Cute 'n' Country
"If I Talk to Him" 4 Miss Smith Goes to Nashville
"Nobody But a Fool (Would Love You)" 1966 4
"Ain't Had No Lovin'" 2 Born to Sing
"The Hurtin's All Over" 3 Downtown Country
"Pas Souvent"[B] N/A
"I'll Come Runnin'" 1967 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
"Run Away Little Tears" 1968 10
"Cry, Cry, Cry" 20 Connie in the Country
"Ribbon of Darkness" 1969 13 1 Connie's Country
"You and Your Sweet Love" 6 The Best of Connie Smith, Vol. 2
"I Never Once Stopped Loving You" 1970 5 17 I Never Once Stopped Loving You
"Louisiana Man" 14
"Where Is My Castle" 11 20 Where Is My Castle
"Just One Time"[A] 1971 2 119 2 Just One Time
"I'm Sorry If My Love Got in Your Way" 14 N/A
"Just for What I Am" 1972 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
"Dream Painter" 1973 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
"Dallas" 1974 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've Got My Baby on My Mind
"I Got a Lot of Hurtin' Done Today" 1975 30 45
"Why Don't You Love Me" 15 20
"The Song We Fell in Love To" 26 The Song We Fell in Love To
"(Till) I Kissed You" 1976 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
"The Latest Shade of Blue" 1977 42
"Coming Around" 58 Pure Connie Smith
"I Just Want to Be Your Everything" 14 23 New Horizons
"Lovin' You Baby" 1978 34
"They'll Never Be Another for Me" 68
"Smooth Sailin'" 68 N/A
"Ten Thousand and One" 1979 88 N/A
"Don't Say Love" 93 N/A
"A Far Cry from You" 1985 71 N/A
"Hold Me Back" 1986 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

As a collaborative artist[edit]

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

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US Country
[5]
"Chet's Tune"
(credited as Some of Chet's Friends)
1967 38 N/A

Charting b-sides[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
A-Side Single
US Country
[5]
"Tiny Blue Transistor Radio" 1965 25 "Then and Only Then"

Notes[edit]

  • A^ Singles that did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but instead peaked on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[5]
  • B^ "Pas Souvent" was released as a single in France only.[7]

See also[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 Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 387–388. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ "Search results for "Connie Smith"". RPM. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  7. ^ "Discography -- Connie Smith". Praguefrank's country discographies. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

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