In a Letter to You

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"In a Letter to You"
Single by Eddy Raven
from the album Temporary Sanity
B-side "Risky Business"
Released March 1989
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:15
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Dennis Linde
Producer(s) Barry Beckett
Eddy Raven singles chronology
"'Til You Cry"
"In a Letter to You"
"Bayou Boys"

"In a Letter to You" is a song written by Dennis Linde and originally recorded by Shakin' Stevens.[1] His version of the song went to #10 on the UK Singles Chart.

Five years later, the song was covered by Eddy Raven. "In a Letter to You" was Eddy Raven's fifth number one on the country chart. The single – his first released for Capitol Records – went to number one for one week and spent fourteen weeks in the Top 40.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 55
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 18


  1. ^ "Dennis Linde". The Independent. 27 December 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 281. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6423." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 24, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Eddy Raven Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Eddy Raven.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Lovin' Only Me"
by Ricky Skaggs
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 15, 1989
Succeeded by
"What's Going On in Your World"
by George Strait
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 24, 1989
Succeeded by
"Cathy's Clown"
by Reba McEntire