Endlessly (Brook Benton song)

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"Endlessly"
Single by Brook Benton
from the album Endlessly
Released 1959
Format 7"
Genre Soul
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Brook Benton, Clyde Otis
Brook Benton singles chronology
"It's Just a Matter of Time"
(1958)
"Endlessly"
(1959)
"Hurtin' Inside"
(1959)
"Endlessly"
Single by Sonny James
from the album Empty Arms
B-side "Happy Memories"
Released September 1970
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Brook Benton
Clyde Otis
Sonny James singles chronology
"Don't Keep Me Hangin' On"
(1970)
"Endlessly"
(1970)
"Empty Arms"
(1971)

"Endlessly" is a 1959 single by Brook Benton. The follow-up to his breakthrough hit "It's Just a Matter of Time", it reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its B-side, "So Close", also reached the chart, peaking at number 38.[1] "Endlessly" also became Benton's first chart success in the UK, where it reached #28.[2]

In 1970, country singer Sonny James, who had topped the country charts with a remake of "It's Just a Matter of Time" earlier in the year, released his version of "Endlessly" as a single. It became James' sixteenth number-one song on the U.S. country singles chart. The single spent three weeks at number one and a total of fourteen weeks on the chart.[3]

British singer Tom Jones also recorded a version, released on his 1965 debut abum Along Came Jones.

Chart performance[edit]

Brook Benton[edit]

Chart (1959) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 12
U.K. Singles Chart 28

Sonny James[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles 1955-1999 (Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, 2000), 48.
  2. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Luke Crampton (1999). Rock Stars Encyclopedia. New York: DK Publishing. pp. 192–194. ISBN 0-7894-4613-8. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172. 
Preceded by
"Fifteen Years Ago"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 28-December 12, 1970
Succeeded by
"Coal Miner's Daughter"
by Loretta Lynn

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