Devoted to You (song)

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For the song from the musical Grease, see Hopelessly Devoted to You.
"Devoted to You"
Single by The Everly Brothers
A-side "Bird Dog"
Released July 28, 1958
Format 7" single
Length 2:13
Label Cadence 1350
Writer(s) Felice Bryant(lyric)
Boudleaux Bryant(music)
The Everly Brothers singles chronology
"Bird Dog"
(1958)
"Devoted to You"
(1958)
"Take A Message To Mary"
(1959)
"Devoted to You"
Single by Carly Simon feat James Taylor
from the album Boys in the Trees
Released 1978
Genre Soft rock
Length 2:30
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Felice Bryant(lyric)
Boudleaux Bryant(music)
Producer(s) Arif Mardin
"Devoted to You"
Single by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
from the album Beach Boys' Party!
A-side "Gettin' Hungry"
Released

November 8, 1965 (album)

August 28, 1967 (single)
Format Vinyl
Recorded September 16, 1965
Genre Acoustic
Length 2:13
Label Capitol Records
Brian Wilson singles chronology
"Caroline, No"
(1966)
"Gettin' Hungry"
(1967)
"Let's Go to Heaven in My Car"
(1988)
Mike Love singles chronology
"Gettin' Hungry"
(1967)
"Lookin' Back with Love"
(1981)


Beach Boys' Party! track listing

"Devoted to You" is a song written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant.

The best-known version was recorded by The Everly Brothers,[1] and released by Cadence Records as catalog number 1350. This version was issued as the flip side of "Bird Dog," but reached the charts on its own, at No. 10 on the United States pop charts, No. 25 in Australia, and No. 1 in Canada. In addition, the song reached No. 7 on the United States country music chart and No. 2 on the rhythm and blues chart.

Charts[edit]

U.S. Chart (1958) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 10
Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 7
Rhythm & Blues Records (Billboard)[3] 2

Cover versions[edit]

It was also recorded by James Taylor and Carly Simon, appearing on Simon's 1978 album, Boys in the Trees. It peaked at No. 36 on Billboard Hot 100, No. 2 on Adult Contemporary, and No. 33 on Hot Country Singles chart.[4]

The Beach Boys version was a part of their 1965 album Beach Boys' Party! and was sung by Mike Love and Brian Wilson. This version was later included as the b-side to the Mike Love and Brian Wilson single, "Gettin' Hungry". A version without the Party! sound effects can be found on their Hawthorne, CA compilation.

Sandy Posey recorded a compelling cover on her Sweet Dreams album in which she emulated The Everly Brothers harmony using multi-track recording. The song was also covered live by The Seekers on their 1993 25 Year Reunion Celebration album.

Kathleen Robertson sang the song in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Everly Brothers interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969)
  2. ^ "The Everly Brothers Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for The Everly Brothers. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  3. ^ a b The Everly Brothers Awards History at AllMusic. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  4. ^ Carly Simon Awards History at AllMusic. Retrieved December 10, 2012.

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