You'll Lose a Good Thing

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"You'll Lose a Good Thing"
Single by Barbara Lynn
from the album You'll Lose a Good Thing
Released August 1962
Format 45" single
Recorded 1962
Genre Rhythm & Blues
Length 2:53
Label Jamie Records[1]
Writer(s) Huey P Meaux and Barbara Lynn Ozen
Producer(s) Huey P Meaux
"You'll Lose a Good Thing"
Single by Freddy Fender
from the album Rock 'N' Country
Released January 1976
Format 7"
Recorded 1975
Genre country
Length 2:53
Label ABC-Dot Records
Writer(s) Huey P Meaux and Barbara Lynn Ozen
Producer(s) Huey P Meaux
Freddy Fender singles chronology
"Secret Love"
(1975)
"You'll Lose a Good Thing"
(1976)
"Vaya con Dios"
(1976)

"You'll Lose a Good Thing" is a popular song written by rhythm and blues artist Barbara Lynn Ozen, who, performing as Barbara Lynn, scored a 1962 Top 10 hit, peaking at #8 and also the number 1 spot on the R&B charts,[2] with her bluesy rendition of the song.[3]

Cover versions[edit]

Use in media[edit]

  • Barbara Lynn's recording is featured in the film Hairspray.

Charts[edit]

Barbara Lynn[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8

Freddy Fender[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/1220
  2. ^ Steve Huey (1942-01-16). "Barbara Lynn | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  3. ^ "BLUES ACCESS Online: Barbara Lynn". Bluesaccess.com. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 121. 
  5. ^ "Runnin' Out of Fools - Aretha Franklin | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  6. ^ The Essential Rock Discography by Martin C. Strong (2006), p. 413, Canongate Books, ISBN 978-1841953120
Preceded by
"I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
(Barbara Lynn version)

August 4, 1962 – August 18, 1962
Succeeded by
"The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva
Preceded by
"'Til the Rivers All Run Dry"
by Don Williams
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Freddy Fender version)

April 3, 1976
Succeeded by
"'Til I Can Make It on My Own"
by Tammy Wynette