I'll Get Over You

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"I'll Get Over You"
Single by Crystal Gayle
from the album Somebody Loves You
B-side "High Time"
Released March 1976 (U.S.)
Recorded 1975
Genre Country music
Length 3:33
Label United Artists 781
Songwriter(s) Richard Leigh
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Crystal Gayle singles chronology
"Somebody Loves You"
(1975)
"I'll Get Over You"
(1976)
"One More Time (Karneval)"
(1976)
"Somebody Loves You"
(1975)
"I'll Get Over You"
(1976)
"One More Time (Karneval)"
(1976)

"I'll Get Over You" is a song written by Richard Leigh, and recorded by American country music artist Crystal Gayle. It was released in March 1976 as the second single from the album Somebody Loves You. The song was Crystal Gayle's seventh chart hit and her first number-one country hit in 1976.[1]

In the mid-1970s, Gayle was trying to establish a recording career in country music. Gayle wanted to be on the level of her older sister Loretta Lynn. It was the help of her sister that helped produce Gayle's first single called "I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes."

However, it was the help of songwriter Richard Leigh who helped her gain control of her career. He wrote her first two big hits "Wrong Road Again" and "Somebody Loves You". In 1976, Gayle finally released "I'll Get Over You". The song became Gayle's first number-one hit and the song made Gayle a household name.

That same year, "I'll Get Over You" was released on her 1976 album Somebody Loves You. "I'll Get Over You" remains as one of her best-known songs.

Two weeks before Crystal's version entered the Billboard Easy Listening charts in June 1976,[2] a cover on Chelsea Records by actress Susan George hit the chart. George's version peaked at #44.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 71
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 40
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 131. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 94. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 96. 
  4. ^ "Crystal Gayle – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Crystal Gayle.
  5. ^ "Crystal Gayle – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Crystal Gayle.

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Preceded by
"One Piece at a Time"
by Johnny Cash
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

June 12, 1976
Succeeded by
"El Paso City"
by Marty Robbins