I've Been Lonely for So Long

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"I've Been Lonely For So Long"
Single by Frederick Knight
from the album I've Been Lonely For So Long
Released 1972
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Genre Southern soul
Country pop
Length 3:11
Label Stax STA-0117 (US)
Stax 2025-098 (UK)
Writer(s) Posie Knight, Jerry Weaver
Frederick Knight singles chronology
"Trouble / Friend"
(1972)
"Lean On Me / I've Been Lonely For So Long"
(1972)
"This Is My Song Of Love To You / Take Me On Home Witcha"
(1973)

"I've Been Lonely For So Long" is a pop-soul song recorded by American southern soul singer Frederick Knight. The song, written by Posie Knight (the singer's wife) and Jerry Weaver, was released in 1972 by Stax Records.

The song is also included in his eponymous album released in 1973.

"I've Been Lonely For So Long" peaked at number 27 on the Billboard pop chart, number 8 on the R&B chart and number 23 on the British pop chart.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

1972 releases[edit]

7" vinyl[3]
  • US: Stax / 2025-098
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Lean On Me"   2:53
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "I've Been Lonely For So Long"   3:11
7" vinyl[3]
  • UK: Stax / STA-0117
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Lean On Me"    
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "I've Been Lonely For So Long"    

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
US Billboard Black Singles[1] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 27
UK Singles Chart[2] 23

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "(((Frederick Knight's discography))) on Allmusic". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Frederick Knight's single on ChartStats". Chartstats. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  3. ^ a b ""I've Been Lonely For So Long / Lean On Me" (Stax) - Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-09-04.