Life's Little Ups and Downs

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"Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs"
Single by Charlie Rich
from the album The Fabulous Charlie Rich
B-side "It Takes Time"
Released 1969
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:40
Label Epic #10492
Writer(s) Margaret Ann Rich
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
Charlie Rich singles chronology
"Raggedy Ann"
(1968)
"Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs"
(1969)
"Who Will the Next Fool Be"
(1970)

"Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs" is the full title of a song, also known as "Life's Little Ups and Downs" originally recorded by Charlie Rich. Written by his wife, Margaret Ann Rich, the song appears on his second Epic album, 1969's The Fabulous Charlie Rich.[1] His rendition spent eleven weeks on the country music charts in 1969, peaking at #41.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 41


Ricky Van Shelton version[edit]

"Life's Little Ups and Downs"
Single by Ricky Van Shelton
from the album RVS III
B-side "Love Is Burnin'"[3]
Released October 1990
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:37
Label Columbia Nashville #73587
Producer(s) Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton singles chronology
"I Meant Every Word He Said"
(1990)
"Life's Little Ups and Downs"
(1990)
"Rockin' Years"
(1991)

In 1990, Ricky Van Shelton covered the song on his third studio album, RVS III.[4] Shelton's version of the song was released in October 1990 as the final single from that album. It spent twenty weeks on the country music charts and peaked at #4.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990–1991) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Fabulous Charlie Rich review". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 349–350. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ a b Whitburn, p. 377
  4. ^ Humphrey, Mark A. "RVS III review". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 19, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "Ricky Van Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ricky Van Shelton.
  7. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.