You'll Lose a Good Thing

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"You'll Lose a Good Thing"
You'll Lose a Good Thing - Barbara Lynn.jpg
Single by Barbara Lynn
from the album You'll Lose a Good Thing
B-side"Lonely Heartache"
ReleasedAugust 1962
Format45" single
Recorded1962
GenreRhythm and blues
Length2:53
LabelJamie Records[1]
Songwriter(s)Huey P Meaux and Barbara Lynn Ozen
Producer(s)Huey P Meaux
"You'll Lose a Good Thing"
You'll Lose a Good Thing - Freddy Fender.jpg
Single by Freddy Fender
from the album Rock 'N' Country
B-side"I'm to Blame"
ReleasedJanuary 1976
Format7"
Recorded1975
Genrecountry
Length2:53
LabelABC-Dot Records
Songwriter(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[7] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 8

Freddy Fender[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles[9] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[10] 32
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[11] 28

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
  7. ^ Steve Huey (1942-01-16). "Barbara Lynn | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 121.
  10. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 84.