I'll Never Find Another You

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"I'll Never Find Another You"
I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers.jpg
Single by The Seekers
from the album The Best of The Seekers
B-side"Open Up Them Pearly Gates"
ReleasedDecember 1964
Format7" 45rpm
RecordedNovember 4 1964 at Abbey Road Studios London
Length2:40
LabelEMI Columbia DB 7431,[1] Capitol
Songwriter(s)Tom Springfield[1]
Producer(s)Tom Springfield[1]
The Seekers singles chronology
"I'll Never Find Another You"
(1964)
"What Have They Done to the Rain"
(1965)
"I'll Never Find Another You"
Single by Sonny James
from the album I'll Never Find Another You
B-side"Goodbye Maggie Goodbye"
ReleasedMay 1967
GenreCountry
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Tom Springfield
Producer(s)Kelso Herston
Sonny James singles chronology
"Need You"
(1967)
"I'll Never Find Another You"
(1967)
"It's the Little Things"
(1967)

"I'll Never Find Another You" is a 1964 single by The Seekers which reached No. 1 in the UK in February 1965.[1] It was The Seekers' first UK-released single,[1] and was the second-best selling single of 1965 in the UK.[2] The song was also popular in the US, reaching peaks of No. 4 pop and No. 2 easy listening on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.[3]

The track was written and produced by Tom Springfield,[1] who was also responsible for most of The Seekers' subsequent hits.

The tune received a 1967 US revival as a country music No. 1 by Sonny James.[4] In 2006, it received yet another revival with a folk rock cover from guitarist Les Fradkin on his CD Jangleholic.

In July 2018, the song was featured in a Westpac bank TV advertisement in Australia, covered by Julia Jacklin.[5]

The song was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry in 2011.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

The Seekers[edit]

Chart (1964-65) Peak
position
Australian Kent Music Report[7] 1
UK Singles Chart[8] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9] 4
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 2
Ireland 2

Sonny James[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 97

Other versions[edit]

In 2010, the song was performed at a benefit for the homeless youth organization Teen Feed by Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and his wife, singer/actress Zooey Deschanel.[10]

Filipino singer/actress Nora Aunor covered the song for her 1968 album Nora Aunor Sings.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 89. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  2. ^ http://www.uk-charts.top-source.info/top-100-1965.shtml
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 218.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172.
  5. ^ "YouTube". Westpac Banking. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Sounds of Australia // National Film and Sound Archive, Australia". Nfsa.gov.au. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Billboard Magazine, March 13, 1965". Billboard.
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 175. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  9. ^ "Billboard Magazine, December 1982". Billboard.
  10. ^ "107.7 The End: Ben gibbard + Zooey Deschanel - I'll Never Find Another You". YouTube. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2014.