Hopelessly Yours

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"Hopelessly Yours"
Single by John Conlee
from the album Perfect Strangers
B-side "I Love You"[1]
Released 1989
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:40
Label 16th Avenue
Writer(s) Keith Whitley, Curly Putman, Don Cook
Producer(s) Bud Logan[2]
John Conlee singles chronology
"Fellow Travelers"
(1989)
"Hopelessly Yours"
(1989)
"Doghouse"
(1990)
"Hopelessly Yours"
Single by Lee Greenwood with Suzy Bogguss
from the album A Perfect 10
Released 1991
Format Promo-only CD single
Genre Country
Length 2:46
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer(s) Jerry Crutchfield
Lee Greenwood singles chronology
"Just Like Me"
(1991)
"Hopelessly Yours"
(1991)
"Between a Rock and a Heartache"
(1991)
Suzy Bogguss singles chronology
"All Things Made New Again"
(1990)
"Hopelessly Yours"
(1991)
"Someday Soon"
(1991)

"Hopelessly Yours" is a song written by Keith Whitley, Curly Putman, and Don Cook. The song was originally recorded by John Conlee on his album Perfect Strangers for 16th Avenue Records.[1] It was released as the album's third single in 1989 and peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Before its release, Conlee included it as the B-side to his 1989 single "Hit the Ground Runnin'",[2] which peaked at number 43.

The song was covered by American country music artists Lee Greenwood and Suzy Bogguss in 1991, and released as the first single from Greenwood's album A Perfect 10. This version reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. This version was released only as an airplay single, and did not feature a B-side.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

John Conlee[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 67

Lee Greenwood and Suzy Bogguss[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 102. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b "Hit the Ground Runnin'". 45cat.com. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, pp. 170-171
  4. ^ "John Conlee Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Conlee.
  5. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 7, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "Lee Greenwood Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lee Greenwood.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.