I Almost Lost My Mind

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"I Almost Lost My Mind"
Song by Ivory Joe Hunter
Written 1950
Writer(s) Ivory Joe Hunter
Recorded by Pat Boone

"I Almost Lost My Mind" is a popular song. It was written by Ivory Joe Hunter and was published in 1950. Hunter's recording of the song was a number one hit on the US Billboard R&B chart in that year.[1]

The recording of the 12-bar blues by R&B star Ivory Joe Hunter was made on October 1, 1949 and was a rhythm and blues hit that became a pop standard. The best selling version of the song was a cover version by Pat Boone, hitting #1 on the Billboard charts in 1956.

It has since been recorded by an extraordinary array of pop artists, big bands, country and western stars, rock and rollers, and Latin, jazz and blues performers.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 267.