Flesh and Blood (song)

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"Flesh and Blood"
Single by Johnny Cash
from the album I Walk the Line (soundtrack album)
B-side "This Side of the Law"
Released October 1970
Genre Country
Length 2:39
Label Columbia Records
Songwriter(s) Johnny Cash
Producer(s) Bob Johnston
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"Sunday Morning Coming Down"
(1970)
"Flesh and Blood"
(1970)
"Big River"
(1971)
"Sunday Morning Coming Down"
(1970)
"Flesh and Blood"
(1970)
"Big River"
(1971)

"Flesh and Blood" is a 1970 single written and recorded by Johnny Cash and was featured in the film, I Walk the Line starring Gregory Peck (see: soundtrack album I Walk the Line). The song describes a man observing and interacting with nature, but noting that it is no substitute for a human partner; "flesh and blood needs flesh and blood." "Flesh and Blood" went to number one on the U.S. country singles chart for one week, spending a total of thirteen weeks on the chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970–1971) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 54
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 41
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 75. 
  2. ^ "Johnny Cash – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Johnny Cash.
  3. ^ "Johnny Cash – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Johnny Cash.
Preceded by
"Rose Garden"
by Lynn Anderson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 30, 1971
Succeeded by
"Joshua"
by Dolly Parton
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 23-February 13, 1971
Succeeded by
"Rose Garden"
by Lynn Anderson