You've Still Got a Place in My Heart (song)

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"You've Still Got a Place in My Heart"
Single by Dean Martin
B-side "Old Yellow Line"
Released 1968
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Traditional pop
Length 2:50
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Leon Payne
"You've Still Got a Place in My Heart"
Single by George Jones
from the album You've Still Got a Place in My Heart
B-side "I'm Ragged but I'm Right"
Released March 1984
Genre Country
Length 3:18
Label Epic
Writer(s) Leon Payne
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
George Jones singles chronology
"Tennessee Whiskey"
(1983)
"You've Still Got a Place in My Heart"
(1984)
"She's My Rock"
(1984)

"You've Still Got a Place in My Heart" is a song written and originally recorded by American country music artist Leon Payne in 1950.[1]

In 1967, Dean Martin released a version of the song on the album Happiness Is Dean Martin. Martin released the song as a single in 1968, which spent 7 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 60,[2] while reaching No. 7 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart,[3][4] and No. 44 on Canada's RPM 100.[5]

In 1967, Glen Campbell released a version of the song as the B-side to By the Time I Get To Phoenix and on the album Burning Bridges.

It was covered by Con Hunley in 1978, whose version peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Another cover by George Jones, released in 1984, peaked at number 3 on the same chart.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Dean Martin[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 60
US Billboard Easy Listening 7
Canada - RPM 100 44

Con Hunley[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 14
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 20

George Jones[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third Series, Volume 4, Part 5A, Number 1, Published Music January-June 1950, Copyright Office Library of Congress. p. 557. Accessed September 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed September 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Dean Martin - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed September 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening", Billboard, May 11, 1968. p. 40. Accessed September 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "RPM 100", RPM Weekly, Volume 9, No. 10, May 04, 1968. Accessed September 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "George Jones singles". Allmusic. Retrieved November 25, 2011.