You've Never Been This Far Before

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"You've Never Been This Far Before"
Single by Conway Twitty
from the album You've Never Been This Far Before
B-side "You Make It Hard (To Take the Easy Way Out)"
Released July 2, 1973
Genre Country
Label MCA
Writer(s) Conway Twitty
Producer(s) Owen Bradley
Conway Twitty singles chronology
"Baby's Gone"
(1973)
"You've Never Been This Far Before"
(1973)
"There's a Honky Tonk Angel (Who'll Take Me Back In)"
(1974)

"You've Never Been This Far Before" is a song written and recorded by American country artist Conway Twitty. It was released in July 1973 as the second single and title track from the album You've Never Been This Far Before. The song was Twitty's 10th number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single stayed at number one for three weeks and spent a total of 16 weeks on the chart.[1]

"You've Never Been This Far Before" was Twitty's only song from the country chart to cross over onto the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, where the single peaked at number 22.[2]

Canadian singer Carroll Baker released a version titled "I've Never Been This Far Before".[3] This version of the song reached number one on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada in May 1975.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Conway Twitty[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 22
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 37
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 30
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 21
Preceded by
"Everybody's Had the Blues"
by Merle Haggard
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 8-September 22, 1973
Succeeded by
"Blood Red and Goin' Down"
by Tanya Tucker
Preceded by
"The Corner of My Life"
by Bill Anderson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 6-October 13, 1973
Preceded by
"My Hang-Up Is You"
by Freddie Hart
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single of the year

1973
Succeeded by
"There Won't Be Anymore"
by Charlie Rich

Carroll Baker[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"The Pill"
by Loretta Lynn
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 3, 1975
Succeeded by
"Still Thinkin' 'bout You"
by Billy "Crash" Craddock

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 361. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 648. 
  3. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=MloRAQAAMAAJ&q=%22carroll+baker%22+%22i%27ve+never+been+this+far+before%22&dq=%22carroll+baker%22+%22i%27ve+never+been+this+far+before%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XHMnT_yDJZGK2QWgpc3mAg&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAg
  4. ^ "RPM Country Tracks for May 3, 1975". RPM. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 

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