I Knew You When

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"I Knew You When"
Single by Billy Joe Royal
from the album Down in the Boondocks
A-side "Steal Away"
Released 1965
Genre Rock
Length 2:32
Label Columbia 43390
Writer(s) Joe South
Billy Joe Royal singles chronology
"Down in the Boondocks"
(1965)
"I Knew You When"
(1965)
"I've Got to Be Somebody"
(1965)

"I Knew You When" is a song written by Joe South and was recorded by Billy Joe Royal for his 1965 album, Down in the Boondocks. The song reached #14 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.[1] The song went to #1 on the Canadian music chart in November 1965.[2]

Joe South would later record his version of the song for his 1969 album, Games People Play.

Donny Osmond released a version in 1972 as the B-side of "Hey Girl" that went to #9 on the Hot 100 as a double-sided hit.[3]

Linda Ronstadt recorded a version on her 1982 album, Get Closer[4] It reached #37 on the U.S. chart when released as the album's second single. It also reached #29 on the adult contemporary chart, #84 on the country chart, and #90 in the U.K.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billy Joe Royal Charting Singles Retrieved September 21, 2012
  2. ^ Top Singles - Volume 4, No. 11, November 08 1965 Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Donny Osmond Charting Singles Retrieved September 21, 2012
  4. ^ Linda Ronstadt, Get Closer Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  5. ^ Linda Ronstadt, "I Knew You When" Chart Positions Retrieved September 13, 2013