You're My Man

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"You're My Man"
Single by Lynn Anderson
from the album 'You're My Man'
B-side "I'm Gonna Write a Song"
Released April 1971
Format 45 rpm
Recorded 1971
Genre Countrypolitan
Length 2:40
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Glenn Sutton, Clive Davis
Producer(s) Glenn Sutton
Lynn Anderson singles chronology
"Rose Garden"
(1970)
"You're My Man"
(1971)
"How Can I Unlove You"
(1971)

"You're My Man" is a popular No. 1 country hit by country artist Lynn Anderson from 1971.

This song was immediately released after Anderson's song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" became a major country and pop hit in February 1971. The song was very successful, reaching the top of the country charts in June 1971, becoming Anderson's second No. 1 country hit.[1] The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard and Cashbox Country Charts.

"You're My Man" was a major Adult Contemporary hit, placing at No. 6. "You're My Man" spent one week at No. 1 on the country charts, and would be one of 11 singles Anderson would place at the No. 1 position.

"You're My Man" is mainly about the narrator describing her affection for her lover, saying there is no one else in the world for her, and she wants "the whole world to know". The song's orchestral arrangements and pop-influenced sound made it a Countrypolitan recording.

Ashley Potter covered it but it only reached No.43 in the UK Indie Charts.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 63
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 75
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 27. 
Preceded by
"I Won't Mention It Again"
by Ray Price
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

June 5-June 12, 1971
Succeeded by
"When You're Hot, You're Hot"
by Jerry Reed
Preceded by
"Hello Mom"
by Mercey Brothers
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 3, 1971