Try a Little Kindness (song)

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"Try a Little Kindness"
Single by Glen Campbell
from the album Try a Little Kindness
B-side "Lonely My Lonely Friend"
Released October 1969
Genre Country, easy listening
Length 2:23
Label Capitol 2659
Songwriter(s) Curt Sapaugh
Bobby Austin
Producer(s) Al DeLory
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"True Grit"
"Try a Little Kindness"
"Honey Come Back"

"Try a Little Kindness" is a song written by Curt Sapaugh and Bobby Austin, first recorded by American country music singer Glen Campbell. The song was hit on three different music charts: it peaked at number two for one week on the country charts.[1] "Try a Little Kindness" went to number one for one week on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart as well as peaking at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
Australian Go-Set Chart 10[3]
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 5
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 4
U.K. Singles Chart 45
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 23
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 1

Other notable recordings[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 66. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 44. 
  3. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts - 3 January 1970". 1970-01-03. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Glen Campbell – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Glen Campbell.
  5. ^ "Glen Campbell – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Glen Campbell.

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Preceded by
"Groovy Grubworm"
by Harlow Wilcox
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 6, 1969
Succeeded by
"She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye"
by Jerry Lee Lewis
Preceded by
"Wedding Bell Blues" by The Fifth Dimension
Billboard Easy Listening Singles number-one single by Glen Campbell
November 15, 1969
Succeeded by
"Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul & Mary