Take Good Care of Her

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"Take Good Care of Her"
Single by Adam Wade
from the album Adam Wade's Greatest Hits
B-side
  • "Sleepy Time Girl" (original)
  • "Too Far" (re-release)
Released1961
Recorded1960
GenrePop
Length2:29
LabelCoed
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)George Paxton
Adam Wade singles chronology
"Gloria's Theme"
(1960)
"Take Good Care of Her"
(1961)
"The Writing on the Wall"
(1961)
"Take Good Care of Her"
Single by Sonny James
from the album True Love's a Blessing
B-side"On the Fingers of One Hand"
ReleasedMarch 1966
GenreCountry
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Arthur Kent
Ed Warren
Producer(s)Marvin Hughes
Sonny James singles chronology
"True Love's a Blessing"
(1965)
"Take Good Care of Her"
(1966)
"Room in Your Heart"
(1966)
"Take Good Care of Her"
Elvis Take Good Care Of Her PS.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Good Times
A-side"Take Good Care of Her"
B-side"I've Got a Thing About You, Baby"
ReleasedJanuary 11, 1974
RecordedJuly 21, 1973
StudioStax Studios, Memphis
GenreCountry
Songwriter(s)Ed Warren and Arthur Kent
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Raised on Rock" / "For Ol' Times Sake"
(1973)
"Take Good Care of Her" / "I've Got a Thing About You, Baby"
(1974)
"If You Talk in Your Sleep" / "Help Me"
(1974)

"Take Good Care of Her" is a 1961 song written by Arthur Kent and Ed Warren and recorded by Adam Wade. It reached number twenty on the R&B charts and number seven on the Hot 100.[1] In the song, the narrator speaks to the groom of his ex-girlfriend.

Cover versions[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Adam Wade[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 7
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles 20
UK Singles Chart 38

Sonny James[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 1

Johnny Mathis[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
US Billboard Easy Listening 40
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary 15

Elvis Presley[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 39
US Billboard Easy Listening 27
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 4
Canada RPM Top Tracks 56
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary 7

Bobbie Evans[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Canada RPM Country Singles 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 606.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172.