I'll Never Find Another You

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"I'll Never Find Another You"
Single by The Seekers
B-side "Open Up Them Pearly Gates"
Released December 1964
Format 7" 45rpm
Length 2:40
Label EMI Columbia DB 7431,[1] Capitol
Writer(s) Tom Springfield[1]
Producer(s) Tom Springfield[1]
The Seekers singles chronology
"I'll Never Find Another You" "Chilly Winds"
"I'll Never Find Another You"
Single by Sonny James
from the album I'll Never Find Another You
B-side "Goodbye Maggie Goodbye"
Released May 1967
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Tom Springfield
Producer(s) Kelso Herston
Sonny James singles chronology
"Need You"
(1967)
"I'll Never Find Another You"
(1967)
"It's the Little Things"
(1967)

I'll Never Find Another You is a UK No. 1 single by The Seekers.[1] It was The Seekers' first UK-released single,[1] and was the best selling single of 1965 in the UK.[2] The song was also popular in the US, reaching peaks of No. 4 pop and No. 2 easy listening in Billboard charts.

The track was written and produced by Tom Springfield,[1] who was also responsible for most of the band's subsequent hits. The tune received a 1967 US revival as a country music No. 1 by Sonny James. In 2006, it received yet another revival with a folk rock cover from guitarist Les Fradkin on his CD Jangleholic.

In 2010, the song was performed at a benefit for the homeless youth organization Teen Feed by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and his wife, singer/actress Zooey Deschanel.[3]

The song was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry in 2011.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

The Seekers[edit]

Chart (1964) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[5] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 2
Australian singles chart 1

Sonny James[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 97

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 89. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ "1960s Singles Chart Archive". everyHit.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  3. ^ "107.7 The End: Ben gibbard + Zooey Deschanel - I'll Never Find Another You". YouTube. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Sounds of Australia // National Film and Sound Archive, Australia". Nfsa.gov.au. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 175. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"Tired of Waiting for You" by The Kinks
UK number one single
25 February 1965 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones
Preceded by
"Tonight Carmen"
by Marty Robbins
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Sonny James version)

5–26 August 1967
Succeeded by
"Branded Man"
by Merle Haggard