Try a Little Kindness (song)

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"Try a Little Kindness"
Single by Glen Campbell
from the album Try a Little Kindness
B-side "Lonely My Lonely Friend"
Released October 1969
Genre Country, Adult contemporary
Length 2:23
Label Capitol 2659
Writer(s) Curt Sapaugh
Bobby Austin
Producer(s) Al DeLory
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"True Grit"
"Try a Little Kindness"
"Honey Come Back"

"Try a Little Kindness" is the title of a song written by Curt Sapaugh and Bobby Austin, first recorded by American country music singer Glen Campbell. The song was hit on three different music charts: it peaked at number two for one week on the country charts.[1] "Try a Little Kindness" went to number one for one week on the Easy Listening charts as well as peaking at number twenty-three on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Other versions of the song[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
Australian Go-Set Chart 10[3]
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 5
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 4
U.K. Singles Chart 45
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 23
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 2
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 66. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 44. 
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Preceded by
"Groovy Grubworm"
by Harlow Wilcox
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 6, 1969
Succeeded by
"She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye"
by Jerry Lee Lewis
Preceded by
"Wedding Bell Blues" by The Fifth Dimension
Billboard Easy Listening Singles number-one single by Glen Campbell
November 15, 1969
Succeeded by
"Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul & Mary