You Needed Me
|"You Needed Me"|
|Single by Anne Murray|
|from the album Let's Keep It That Way|
|B-side||"I Still Wish the Very Best for You"|
|Genre||Country pop, adult contemporary|
|Producer(s)||Jim Ed Norman|
|Anne Murray singles chronology|
"You Needed Me" is a song written by Randy Goodrum, who describes it as being about "unconditional undeserved love." It was a number one single in the United States in 1978 for Canadian singer Anne Murray. The song, included on her 1978 album Let's Keep It That Way, was also a top-five country single and won Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards. Although the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (and is her only song to top that chart), it never topped the two Billboard charts where Murray has had the most success -- Country and Adult Contemporary. The song earned Murray the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 21st Grammy Awards, the first to be awarded to a Canadian artist.
The song was featured in an ongoing storyline on the CBS soap Guiding Light in 1980-81, as a theme song for the characters Kelly Nelson and Morgan Richards.
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||4|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
"I Believe in You"
by Mel Tillis
|RPM Country Tracks
August 5, 1978
by Bob Murphy & Big Buffalo
"Hot Child in the City"
by Nick Gilder
|Billboard Hot 100
number one single
November 4, 1978
by Donna Summer
Boyzone cover version
|"You Needed Me"|
|Single by Boyzone|
|from the album By Request|
|B-side||"Words Can't Describe"|
|Released||May 10, 1999|
|Format||CD single, Cassette|
|Boyzone singles chronology|
"You Needed Me" became the second single for Irish Boyband Boyzone from their album By Request. The single became number No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, beating the debut solo single of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, outselling her by just 700 copies. The song has received a silver disc for shipping 200,000 copies in the UK.
- "You Needed Me"
- "Words Can't Describe"
- "Megamix: Love To Infinity"
- CD2 (In Limited Edition Digipak)
- "You Needed Me"
- "You Needed Me" (Jewels & Stone Remix)
- "Too Late Tonight"
- "You Needed Me" (Video)
|Austrian Singles Chart||38|
|Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart||22|
|Dutch Singles Chart||16|
|Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)||6|
|German Singles Chart||36|
|Irish Singles Chart||2|
|Japanese Singles Chart||5|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||1|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||15|
|Swedish Singles Chart||21|
|Swiss Singles Chart||29|
|UK Singles Chart||1|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||200,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
"I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys
|UK Singles Chart Number-one single
May 16, 1999 (1 week)
"Sweet like Chocolate" by Shanks & Bigfoot
"Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin
|New Zealand Singles Chart
June 27, 1999 (2 weeks)
"Cold" by Deep Obsession
Other cover versions
- In 1979, Kenny Rogers and Dottie West released a cover on their album Classics.
- Also in 1979, Millie Jackson & Isaac Hayes included a cover of the song on their duet album Royal Rappin's.
- In 1982 Lena Zavaroni recorded a cover of it on her album Hold Tight, It's Lena.
- In 1985, British club singer and actress Lynne Perrie recorded a cover for 'Coronation Street - The 25th Anniversary Album'.
- In 2013, Lulu Roman (of Hee Haw fame) released a cover on her album At Last featuring Linda Davis on harmony vocals.
- In the "Chris Cross" episode of Family Guy (S11/E13), the song was covered by Stewie Griffin.
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