Until I Met You

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"Until I Met You"
Single by Judy Rodman
from the album Judy
Released 1986
Format 45 rpm
Genre Country
Length 3:51
Label MTM
Writer(s) Hank Riddle
Producer(s) Tommy West
Judy Rodman singles chronology
"I Sure Need Your Lovin'"
"Until I Met You"
"She Thinks That She'll Marry"

"Until I Met You" is a country music song released as a single in 1986 by American country music artist, Judy Rodman. It was Rodman's fourth-issued single and her only song to reach #1 on the Billboard Country chart.[1] The song is published by King Coal Music Inc. (ASCAP)

Song information[edit]

"Until I Met You" is slow tempo country ballad written by American songwriter, Hank Riddle. The song explains how a woman's life and everything she had previously known has changed since she has met her lover. Midway and towards the end of the song, a bridge explains how the woman's life has changed:

Now the stars don't shine the same
Everything's in a state of change
Twilight I knew
Until I met you

Chart performance[edit]

"Until I Met You" was released as Rodman's third official single, as well as her first single of 1986. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart the week of July 19, becoming Rodman's only single to reach the top spot during her career. In addition, the single also peaked at #1 on the Cashbox, Gavin Report, and Radio & Records country charts that same year.[2] From her #1 hit, Rodman was officially able to release her debut album that year entitled, Judy that also included her hits from the previous year, as well as Rodman's next single, "She Thinks That She'll Marry."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 1
Preceded by
"Hearts Aren't Made to Break (They're Made to Love)"
by Lee Greenwood
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 19, 1986
Succeeded by
"On the Other Hand"
by Randy Travis


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 296. 
  2. ^ "Judy Rodman - about Judy Rodman". judy rodman.com. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  3. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Judy Rodman > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-06.