A Thing Called Love (song)

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"A Thing Called Love"
Song by Jerry Reed
from the album Nashville Underground
Released 1968 (1968)
Genre Country
Length 2:19[1]
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Jerry Reed
Nashville Underground track listing
"A Thing Called Love"
You Wouldn't Know A Good Thing
"A Thing Called Love"
Single by Johnny Cash
from the album A Thing Called Love
B-side "Daddy"
Released January 29, 1972
Genre Country, pop rock
Length 2:36
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Jerry Reed
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"Papa Was a Good Man"
"A Thing Called Love"
A Thing Called Love track listing
"Melva's Wine"
"A Thing Called Love"
"I Promise You"

"A Thing Called Love" is a song written and originally recorded by Jerry Reed[2] in 1968. This song has been recorded by many artists, including Jimmy Dean, Elvis Presley and Dave Dudley. In 1971, the song was recorded by Johnny Cash and it became a #1 hit in Canada. The record was Cash's biggest hit in Europe, charting in Ireland, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

Chart performance[edit]

Jimmy Dean[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 14
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 21

Johnny Cash[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 37
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Irish Singles Chart 1
U.K. Singles Chart 4
Dutch Top 40 6
Preceded by
"My Hang-Up Is You"
by Freddie Hart
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 15, 1972
Succeeded by
"Smiling Wine"
by Shirley Eikhard