Born to Be with You (song)

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"Born to Be with You"
Single by The Chordettes
B-side "Love Never Changes"
Released June 1956
Genre Traditional pop
Length 2:46
Label Cadence
Songwriter(s) Don Robertson
The Chordettes singles chronology
"Eddie My Love"
(1956)
"Born to Be with You"
(1956)
"Lay Down Your Arms"
(1956)
"Eddie My Love"
(1956)
"Born to Be with You"
(1956)
"Lay Down Your Arms"
(1956)

"Born to Be with You" is a song written by Don Robertson. It was published in 1956.

The biggest hit version (#5 on the pop charts) was by The Chordettes in 1956. In 1968, Sonny James recorded a version of the song which reached number one on the country charts.[1]

Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1956[2] for use on his radio show and it was subsequently included in the box set The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings (1954-56) issued by Mosaic Records (catalog MD7-245) in 2009.[3]

In 1973, Dave Edmunds had a UK Top 5 hit with the song, using his then popular "wall of sound" technique, borrowed from Phil Spector. Steel-string acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke included his rendition of the song on his 1974 album, Ice Water.[4] It would be the title track for an album released by Dion DiMucci in 1975. Country singer Sandy Posey released the song in 1978 and it went to #21 on the country charts. Anne Murray recorded a cover of the song for her album Croonin' (1993).

Preceded by
"Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number one single

December 14, 1968
Succeeded by
"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172. 
  2. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved November 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved November 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ice Water - Overview". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2009-09-22.