You to Me Are Everything

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"You to Me Are Everything"

CD compilation titled after the song
Single by The Real Thing
from the album Real Thing
Released 1976
Format 7" Single
Genre Disco
Length 3:22
Label Pye Records
Writer(s) Ken Gold, Michael Denne
Producer(s) Ken Gold
The Real Thing singles chronology
"Stone Cold Love Affair"
(1975)
"You to Me Are Everything"
(1976)
"Can't Get By Without You"
(1976)
"You to Me Are Everything"
Single by Sonia
from the album Sonia
B-side "Be My Baby"
Released 16 November 1991
Format CD Single
7" Single
12" Single
Genre Pop
Length 3:56
Label IQ Records
Writer(s) Ken Gold, Michael Denne
Producer(s) Nigel Wright
Sonia singles chronology
"Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy"
(1991)
"You to Me Are Everything"
(1991)
"We’ve Got the Power"
(1992)
"You To Me Are Everything"
Single by Sean Maguire
from the album Spirit
Released 6 November 1995
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Genre Pop
Label Parlophone
Sean Maguire singles chronology
"Now I've Found You"
(1995)
"You to Me Are Everything"
(1995)
"Good Day"
(1996)
CD2

"You to Me Are Everything" is a single by The Real Thing. Written by Ken Gold and Michael Denne and produced by Ken Gold,[1] "You to Me Are Everything" was The Real Thing's sole number-one single in the UK Singles chart, spending three weeks at the top in July 1976.[2] A remixed version of the song returned to the chart in March 1986 reaching number five.

The song was a minor hit in the U.S. where it peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 28 on the Billboard R&B chart. Part of the reason for its lack of success in the U.S. was the flood of cover versions of the song released at the same time. American groups Broadway[3] and Revelation[4] both released versions of the song the same week, and at one point all three versions of the song appeared on Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. With radio and the public unable to agree on a single popular version, the three singles effectively prevented each other from becoming a hit.[citation needed]

The song was subsequently covered by Frankie Valli, Sonia, Tiny Tim, Public Enemy, Sean Maguire and Andy Abraham. In 1997, the Italian song-writer Marina Rei successfully recorded "Primavera" ("Spring"), an Italian version of "You to Me Are Everything". A fennecized version entitled "Ei enempää voi pyytää" was recorded in 1978 by Petri Pettersson.

Sonia version[edit]

"You to Me Are Everything" was covered by Sonia in 1991. The song was released in November 1991, the third and final single from her second album. This song's B-side "Be My Baby" was also on the album. This single reached #13 in UK and #14 in Ireland.

Format and track listings[edit]

CD Single

  1. "You to Me Are Everything" - 3:56
  2. "You to Me Are Everything" (Extended Mix) - 6:07
  3. "Be My Baby" - 3:54

7" Single

  1. "You to Me Are Everything" - 3:56
  2. "Be My Baby" - 3:54

12" Single

  1. "You to Me Are Everything" (Extended Mix) - 6:07
  2. "Be My Baby" - 3:54
  3. "You to Me Are Everything" - 3:56

Sean Maguire version[edit]

"You to Me Are Everything" was Sean Maguire's fifth single and his second from his second album, Spirit. Maguire's version of the song was released in November 1995 and reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

CD1

  1. "You to Me Are Everything"
  2. "You to Me Are Everything" (Extended Mix)
  3. "You to Me Are Everything" (G-Mix Extended)
  4. "Suddenly" (Extended Mix)

CD2

  1. "You to Me Are Everything"
  2. "Suddenly"
  3. "Take This Time"
  4. "Someone to Love"

Cassette

  1. "You to Me Are Everything"
  2. "Lean On Me" (Bill Withers cover)
Preceded by
"Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)" by The Wurzels
UK number-one single (The Real Thing version)
26 June 1976 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Roussos Phenomenon EP" by Demis Roussos

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Real Thing: You to Me Are Everything at Discogs (list of releases)
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 328. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Broadway: You to Me Are Everything at Discogs
  4. ^ Revelation: You to Me Are Everything at Discogs (list of releases)