What a Difference You've Made in My Life

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"What a Difference You've Made in My Life"
Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album It Was Almost Like a Song
B-side Selfish
Released November 1977
Format 7"
Recorded April 1977
Genre Country, inspirational
Length 3:59
Label RCA
Writer(s) Archie Jordan
Producer(s) Ronnie Milsap and Tom Collins
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"It Was Almost Like a Song"
(1977)
"What a Difference You've Made in My Life"
(1977)
"Only One Love in My Life"
(1978)

"What a Difference You've Made in My Life" is an inspirational song written by Archie Jordan and first made famous by two artists during 1977: teenaged Christian music singer Amy Grant and country music singer Ronnie Milsap.

Song history[edit]

Grant's version was included on her self-titled debut album "Amy Grant", which was sold largely in Christian bookstores and outlets. The song was released as a single to Christian-oriented radio stations, and helped Grant become well known in what was then a small subgenre of religious-themed music.

It was Milsap's version, however, that became better-known. It was released in November 1977 as the second single from the album It Was Almost Like a Song. The song soon scored the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart and became his ninth No. 1 song on that chart. Milsap re-recorded the song for his 2009 country gospel album, Then Sings My Soul.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1977-1978) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 80
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 96
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 43

References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Take This Job and Shove It"
by Johnny Paycheck
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 21, 1978
Succeeded by
"Out of My Head and Back in My Bed"
by Loretta Lynn
Preceded by
"My Way"
by Elvis Presley
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 4-February 11, 1978