Endlessly (Brook Benton song)

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Single by Brook Benton
from the album Endlessly
Released 1959
Format 7"
Genre Soul
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Brook Benton, Clyde Otis
Brook Benton singles chronology
"It's Just a Matter of Time"
"Hurtin' Inside"
Single by Sonny James
from the album Empty Arms
B-side "Happy Memories"
Released September 1970
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Brook Benton
Clyde Otis
Sonny James singles chronology
"Don't Keep Me Hangin' On"
"Empty Arms"

"Endlessly" is a 1959 single by Brook Benton. The follow-up to his breakthrough hit "It's Just a Matter of Time", it reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its B-side, "So Close", also reached the chart, peaking at number 38.[1] "Endlessly" also was Benton's first chart success in the UK, where it reached #28.[2]

In 1970, country singer Sonny James, who had topped the country charts with a remake of "It's Just a Matter of Time" earlier in the year, released his version of "Endlessly" as a single. It was James' sixteenth number-one song on the U.S. country singles chart. The single spent three weeks at number one and a total of fourteen weeks on the chart.[3]

British singer Tom Jones also recorded a version, released on his 1965 debut album Along Came Jones.

Chart performance[edit]

Brook Benton[edit]

Chart (1959) Peak
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles 3
US Billboard Hot 100 12
UK Singles Chart 28

Sonny James[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles 1955-1999 (Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, 2000), 48.
  2. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Luke Crampton (1999). Rock Stars Encyclopedia. New York: DK Publishing. pp. 192–194. ISBN 0-7894-4613-8. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172. 

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Preceded by
"Fifteen Years Ago"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 28–December 12, 1970
Succeeded by
"Coal Miner's Daughter"
by Loretta Lynn