I'll Come Running Back to You

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"I'll Come Running Back to You"
Single by Sam Cooke
B-side "Forever"
Released November 18, 1957
Format 7"
Recorded December 12, 1956
Cosimo's Studios
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Genre Rhythm and blues, soul
Length 2:10
Label Specialty
Writer(s) Bill Cook
Producer(s) Bumps Blackwell
Sam Cooke singles chronology
"You Send Me"
(1957)
"I'll Come Running Back to You"
(1957)
"(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons"
(1957)

"I'll Come Running Back to You" is a song by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released November 18, 1957 by Specialty Records. The song was a number one hit on Billboard's Hot R&B Sides chart, and also peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background[edit]

"I'll Come Running Back to You" was recorded at Cosimo Matassa's studio in New Orleans, Louisiana, under the supervision of Specialty Records A&R director Bumps Blackwell.[1] It was the first time Cooke had recorded outside gospel music. Bill Cook, Sam’s manager, wrote the song.[1]

Following the smash success of Cooke's debut single "You Send Me" on Keen Records, Speciality owner Art Rupe quickly rushed out "I'll Come Running Back to You" as a single.[1] Rupe instructed arranger René Hall to duplicate the sound of "You Send Me", which included overdubbing similar instrumentation and background singers.[1][2] The overdubs were recorded on November 1, 1957 (including overdubs for "Lovable" and "Forever", also recorded during the New Orleans session) and Rupe mastered the songs four days later, rushing the record out within two weeks.[2] Speciality purchased a three-fifths-of-a-page ad in the November 25 issue of Billboard to promote the single.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes to the 2003 compilation Portrait of a Legend: 1951–1964.[1]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1957) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 18
US Hot R&B Sides (Billboard)[4] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Portrait of a Legend: 1951–1964 (liner notes). Sam Cooke. US: ABKCO Records. 2003. 92642. 
  2. ^ a b c Guralnick, Peter (2005). Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke. New York: Back Bay Books, p. 280-81. First edition, 2005.
  3. ^ "Sam Cooke - Artist - Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Sam Cooke – Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 

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