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
A-side"Take Good Care Of Her"
  • "Sleepy Time Girl" (original)
  • "Too Far" (re-release)
Released1961 (1961)
Songwriter(s)Arthur Kent
Ed Warren
Producer(s)George Paxton
Adam Wade singles chronology
"Gloria's Theme"
"Take Good Care of Her"
"The Writing on the Wall"
"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
Songwriter(s)Arthur Kent
Ed Warren
Producer(s)Marvin Hughes
Sonny James singles chronology
"True Love's a Blessing"
"Take Good Care of Her"
"Room in Your Heart"

"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]

  • In 1963, Dean Martin covered the song on his studio album Dean "Tex" Martin Rides Again.
  • In 1966, Sonny James had a number one country hit with his version of the song.[2] It was the fourth among his 23 No. 1 singles.
  • Later that year, Mel Carter recorded the song and reached #78 on US pop charts.
  • In 1973, Elvis Presley recorded a version of the song as a B-Side to his song "I've Got a Thing About You Baby".
  • In the same year, Johnny Mathis (in whom Wade had an exact vocal style early in his career) reached #40 on Adult Contemporary charts.

Chart performance[edit]

Adam Wade[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 20
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.K. Singles Charts 38

Sonny James[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1

Johnny Mathis[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 40
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary 15

Elvis Presley[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 39
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 27
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 4
Canada RPM Top Tracks 56
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary 7

Bobbie Evans[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
Canada RPM Country Singles 42


  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.