I Love My Friend

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"I Love My Friend"
Single by Charlie Rich
from the album The Silver Fox
B-side "Why Oh Why"
Released July 12, 1974
Genre Country
Label Epic
Writer(s) Billy Sherrill
Norro Wilson
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
Charlie Rich singles chronology
"A Field of Yellow Daisies"
"I Love My Friend"
"She Called Me Baby"

"I Love My Friend" is a 1974 single written by Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson and recorded by Charlie Rich. "I Love My Friend" was Rich's sixth number one on the country chart. The single remained at number one for one week and spent a total of ten weeks on the chart.[1] "I Love My Friend" peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one on the Easy Listening chart.[2] Andy Williams released a version of the song in 1975.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 24
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 28
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 289. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 203. 

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Preceded by
"I'm Leaving It Up to You" by Donnie & Marie Osmond
Billboard Easy Listening number-one single
September 7, 1974
Succeeded by
"I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Preceded by
"I'm a Ramblin' Man"
by Waylon Jennings
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 5, 1974
Succeeded by
"Please Don't Stop Loving Me"
by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton
Preceded by
"Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"
by Ronnie Milsap
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 5-October 12, 1974
Succeeded by
"Bonaparte's Retreat"
by Glen Campbell