Let's Keep It That Way

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Let's Keep it That Way
Studio album by Anne Murray
Released February 1978[1]
Recorded Eastern Sound, Toronto
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Producer Jim Ed Norman
Anne Murray chronology
There's a Hippo in My Tub
(1977)There's a Hippo in My Tub1977
Let's Keep it That Way
New Kind of Feeling
(1979)New Kind of Feeling1979

Let's Keep It That Way is the 12th studio album by Anne Murray, released in February 1978. On the Canadian charts the album topped both the country and pop album charts. In the U.S., the album returned Murray to the top ten on the country album charts, a place she had not been since 1974's Highly Prized Possession; on the pop album charts, the album reached #12 (it would ultimately be the highest charting album of Murray's career on the pop album charts).

Two singles were released from the album: first, a cover of the Everly Brothers' hit "Walk Right Back", which reached #4 on the U.S. country singles charts. The second single released, "You Needed Me", would ultimately become one of the biggest hits of Murray's career, topping all three Canadian charts; in the U.S. it reached #1 on the U.S. pop singles charts (becoming Murray's sole chart-topper on the Hot 100 charts), as well as #4 on the country singles charts, and #3 on the A/C charts. This track was also included in the UK issue of her next album, New Kind of Feeling. In addition to the two singles, the title track received substantial Adult Contemporary airplay as an album cut. "Let's Keep It That Way" was covered by Juice Newton, and it became her first Top 40 country hit (#37) in 1979.

"You Needed Me" won Anne the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Mac Davis would later record the title song, "Let's Keep It That Way", taking his version to the top ten on the U.S. country singles chart in 1980.

The album's cover photo was taken by Murray's then-husband, Bill Langstroth.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let's Keep It That Way" Curly Putman, Rafe Van Hoy 3:34
2. "Walk Right Back" Sonny Curtis 2:38
3. "Just to Feel This Love From You" Dean McDougall, Jackie DeShannon 3:05
4. "We Don't Make Love Anymore" Kenny Rogers, Marianne Gordon 3:49
5. "I Still Wish the Very Best" Brent Titcomb, Richard Miller 3:10
6. "You Needed Me" Randy Goodrum 3:38
7. "You're a Part of Me" Kim Carnes 3:24
8. "Hold Me Tight" Johnny Nash 2:40
9. "Tennessee Waltz" Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart 2:45
10. "There's Always a Goodbye" Randy Richards 3:45


  • Anne Murray - vocals
  • Pat Riccio, Jr, Doug Riley - keyboards
  • Barry Keane - drums, percussion
  • Tom Szczesniak - bass
  • Aidan Mason, Brian Russell, Bob Mann, John Leslie Hug - guitar
  • Jay Dee Maness, Bob Lucier, Pee Wee Charles - steel guitar, dobro
  • Bill Hughes, Bruce Murray, Deborah Schaal - backing vocals
  • Doug Riley, Rick Wilkins - string and horn arrangements


  1. ^ "Hot Country LPs". Billboard. Billboard Publications, Inc.: 60.