Hopelessly Yours

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"Hopelessly Yours"
Single by John Conlee
from the album Perfect Strangers
B-side "I Love You"[1]
Released 1989
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:40
Label 16th Avenue
Writer(s) Keith Whitley, Curly Putman, Don Cook
Producer(s) Bud Logan[2]
John Conlee singles chronology
"Fellow Travelers"
"Hopelessly Yours"
"Hopelessly Yours"
Single by Lee Greenwood with Suzy Bogguss
from the album A Perfect 10
Released 1991
Format Promo-only CD single
Genre Country
Length 2:46
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer(s) Jerry Crutchfield
Lee Greenwood singles chronology
"Just Like Me"
"Hopelessly Yours"
"Between a Rock and a Heartache"
Suzy Bogguss singles chronology
"All Things Made New Again"
"Hopelessly Yours"
"Someday Soon"

"Hopelessly Yours" is a song written by Keith Whitley, Curly Putman, and Don Cook. The song was originally recorded by John Conlee on his album Perfect Strangers for 16th Avenue Records.[1] It was released as the album's third single in 1989 and peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Before its release, Conlee included it as the B-side to his 1989 single "Hit the Ground Runnin'",[2] which peaked at number 43. George Jones also cut the song for his 1986 LP Wine Colored Roses.

The song was covered by American country music artists Lee Greenwood and Suzy Bogguss in 1991, and released as the first single from Greenwood's album A Perfect 10. This version reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. This version was released only as an airplay single, and did not feature a B-side.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

John Conlee[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 67

Lee Greenwood and Suzy Bogguss[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 58


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 102. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b "Hit the Ground Runnin'". 45cat.com. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, pp. 170-171
  4. ^ "John Conlee – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Conlee.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1616." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 7, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "Lee Greenwood – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lee Greenwood.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.