There Won't Be Anymore

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"There Won't Be Anymore"
Single by Charlie Rich
from the album There Won't Be Anymore
B-side It's All Over Now
Released December 1973
Format 7"
Recorded c. mid-1960s
Genre Country
Length 2:24
Label RCA
Writer(s) Charlie Rich
Producer(s) Chet Atkins
Charlie Rich singles chronology
"The Most Beautiful Girl"
(1973)
"There Won't Be Anymore"
(1974)
"A Very Special Love Song"
(1974)

"There Won't Be Anymore" is a song written and recorded by Charlie Rich. Recorded in the 1960s, it was released as a single at the end of 1973, and eventually became his fourth No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in March 1974, and a top 20 pop hit as well.

Song background[edit]

Rich's version was recorded during his stint at RCA's rhythm and blues subsidiary, Groove Records, and his association with producer Chet Atkins, one of the architects of the Nashville Sound. Like many of Atkins-produced songs of the era, "There Won't Be Anymore" featured choral backing and strings, a style prominent on other Rich recordings of the time. The song also featured a saxophone solo at the introduction and again during mid-song bridge. Allmusic reviewer Stephen Cook said that Rich's musical style "landed somewhere between the raw sound of his Sun hits ... and the pop crossover tone of his Epic smashes."[1]

Although recorded in the mid-1960s, "There Won't Be Anymore" was not released as a single until 1973, after Rich had million-selling hits on Epic with "Behind Closed Doors" and "The Most Beautiful Girl." Rich's chart success led the labels that owned his older recordings—RCA, Mercury and Sun—to look for potential hits among the Rich tracks in their vaults. One of the first such songs to be released as a single was "There Won't Be Anymore."

Issued in December 1973, at the time his Epic single "The Most Beautiful Girl" was peaking in popularity, "There Won't Be Anymore" quickly became Rich's fourth #1 song overall, and the first of his five chart-toppers during 1974.

The B-side of the 1973 release of "There Won't Be Anymore" was called "It's All Over Now," not to be confused with the Bobby Womack-Shirley Womack penned song It's All Over Now, recorded by The Valentinos and The Rolling Stones.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"There Won't Be Anymore" enjoyed a two-week reign atop the Hot Country Singles chart in March 1974 (as part of a 14-week run inside that chart's top 40).[3] The song also enjoyed modest success on pop radio stations, peaking at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.

One of Rich's biggest successes, "There Won't Be Anymore" was named the top country hit of 1974 by Billboard magazine.[4]

Chart (1973-1974) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 18
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 15
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 17
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Stephen, Big Boss Man: The Groove Sessions by Charlie Rich, review at Allmusic.
  2. ^ [1] "It's All Over Now" at Allmusic.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 289. 
  4. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end Singles - Hot Country Songs". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
Preceded by
"Another Lonely Song"
by Tammy Wynette
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 9-March 16, 1974
Succeeded by
"There's a Honky Tonk Angel (Who'll Take Me Back In)"
by Conway Twitty
Preceded by
"A Love Song"
by Anne Murray
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 16, 1974
Succeeded by
"Another Lonely Song"
by Tammy Wynette
Preceded by
"You've Never Been This Far Before"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single of the year

1974
Succeeded by
"Rhinestone Cowboy"
by Glen Campbell