Here Comes Honey Again

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"Here Comes Honey Again"
Single by Sonny James
from the album Here Comes Honey Again
B-side "Only Ones We Truly Hurt (Are the Ones We Truly Love)"
Released September 1971
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Sonny James
Sonny James singles chronology
"Bright Lights, Big City"
"Here Comes Honey Again"
"Only Love Can Break a Heart"

"Here Comes Honey Again" is a 1971 single by Sonny James. "Here Comes Honey Again" was the last of sixteen, number one country hits in a row for Sonny James. His next release, his remake of "Only Love Can Break a Heart", would peak at number two on country charts. "Here Comes Honey Again" would stay at number one for a single week and spend a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

No. 1 hits record[edit]

On the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, "Here Comes Honey Again" established James as the new record holder for most No. 1 songs in as many single releases with 16, surpassing Buck Owens (his labelmate at Capitol Records) who had 15 consecutive No. 1 songs without a miss from 1963-1967. James' streak had started in 1967 with "Need You," and save for non-charting Christmas singles released between 1967-1970, every one of his songs went to No. 1. The next single release, "Only Love Can Break a Heart," peaked at No. 2 – held out by Freddie Hart's "My Hang-Up Is You," breaking the streak. James held the new record of 16 in a row without a miss until August 1985, when Alabama scored their 17th-straight No. 1 song in as many non-holiday single releases with "40 Hour Week (For a Livin')."

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 4


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172. 
Preceded by
"How Can I Unlove You"
by Lynn Anderson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 6, 1971
Succeeded by
"Lead Me On"
by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn