She Thinks I Still Care

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"He Thinks I Still Care"
Single by Connie Francis
A-side "I Was Such a Fool (To Fall in Love with You)"
Released September 1962
Format 7" single
Recorded June 18, 1962
Genre C&W
Length 3:17
Label MGM
Writer(s) Dickey Lee, Steve Duffy
Producer(s) Danny Davis, Jim Vienneau
Connie Francis US singles chronology
"Vacation"/ "The Biggest Sin of All"
(1962)
"I Was Such a Fool (To Fall in Love with You)"/ "He Thinks I Still Care"
(1962)
"I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter/ Al di là"
(1962)
"He Thinks I Still Care"
Single by Anne Murray
from the album Danny's Song
A-side "You Won't See Me"
Released April 1974
Format 7"
Recorded September 1972
Genre Country, pop
Label Capitol 3867
Writer(s) Dickey Lee, Steve Duffy
Producer(s) Brian Ahren
Anne Murray singles chronology
"A Love Song"
(1974)
"He Thinks I Still Care"/"You Won't See Me"
(1974)
"Son of a Rotten Gambler"
(1974)

"She Thinks I Still Care" is a song written by Dickey Lee and Steve Duffy which became the third C&W number 1 hit for George Jones, spending six weeks at No. 1 in the spring/summer of 1962. The B-side, "Sometimes You Just Can't Win", reached No. 17 on the C&W chart.[1]

Recordings[edit]

Connie Francis recorded the song as "He Thinks I Still Care" in a June 18, 1962, session at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, which was produced by Danny Davis and Jim Vienneau.[2] The track had a September 1962 single release as the B-side to "I Was Such A Fool (To Fall In Love With You)" but garnered enough attention to reach No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 51 on the Cash Box Pop 100).

Michael Nesmith, formerly of The Monkees, included a cover of the song on his 1972 album Tantamount to Treason Vol. 1. Bill Haley & His Comets recorded a Spanish-language version of the song for the Mexican Orfeon Records label circa 1964.

Anne Murray remade "He Thinks I Still Care" for her 1973 Danny's Song album and in 1974 this track was issued as the B-side to Murray's cover version of the Lennon–McCartney-penned "You Won't See Me". While "You Won't See Me" was a No. 8 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard Easy Listening Singles chart, "He Thinks I Still Care" was shopped to country radio. In July, just as "You Won't See Me" peaked in popularity at Top 40 stations, "He Thinks I Still Care" became Murray's first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[3]

In early 1977, the song became a hit for Elvis Presley, as the B-side to his No. 1 country hit "Moody Blue".

In the late 1970s, The Kendalls covered the song as the gender-neutral "You Think I Still Care".

Kirsty MacColl recorded the song on her 1981 album Desperate Character.

James Taylor often covered the song in concert, including a recording of it on his 1993 Live album.

Patty Loveless covered the song on her 2008 album Sleepless Nights.

Chart performance[edit]

George Jones[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1

Connie Francis[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 57

Anne Murray[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944–2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 180. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944–2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 242. 

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Preceded by
"(I'd Like to Be In) Charlie's Shoes" by Billy Walker
Billboard Hot C&W Sides number-one single (George Jones version)
May 19, 1962 - June 23, 1962
Succeeded by
"Wolverton Mountain" by Claude King
Preceded by
"Room Full of Roses" by Mickey Gilley
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single (Anne Murray version)
July 6, 1974 - July 13, 1974
Succeeded by
"Marie Laveau" by Bobby Bare