Need You

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"Need You"
Single by Sonny James
from the album Need You
B-side "On and On"
Released January 1967
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Johnny Blackburn
Lou Porter
Teepee Mitchell
Producer(s) Marvin Hughes
Sonny James singles chronology
"Room in Your Heart"
"Need You"
"I'll Never Find Another You"

"Need You" is a 1967 single by Sonny James. The single went to number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart where it spent two weeks at the top.[1] "Need You" spent a total of seventeen weeks on the chart.

"Need You" is known as the song that began a string of 16 consecutive single releases that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart without a miss. The string would continue into 1971, capped by the song "Here Comes Honey Again," the string finally being broken in 1972 with "Only Love Can Break a Heart." The string of 16 consecutive (non-holiday) single releases would be surpassed in 1985 by the country supergroup Alabama; the band would go on to have 21 No. 1 songs in a row, and to date is the only act to match James' record.

Chart performance[edit]

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


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172. 

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Preceded by
"Lonely Again"
by Eddy Arnold
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 29-May 6, 1967
Succeeded by
"Sam's Place"
by Buck Owens