You Pick Me Up (And Put Me Down)
|"You Pick Me Up (And Put Me Down)"|
|Single by Dottie West|
|from the album Special Delivery|
|Writer(s)||Randy Goodrum and Brent Maher|
|Dottie West singles chronology|
"You Pick Me Up (And Put Me Down)" is a song written by Randy Goodrum and Brent Maher, and recorded by American country music singer Dottie West. It was released in October 1979 as the first single from the album Special Delivery. The song was among a series of records showcasing West's newly adopted pop-oriented style, which became popular with fans during the early 1980s.
"You Pick Me Up ..." reached the top 15 on the country charts, peaking at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and No. 10 on the Cashbox chart. As West's success had declined during the mid-1970s, the song completed her comeback as a solo artist. She had a series of successful duets with Kenny Rogers in 1978 and 1979, but "You Pick Me Up ..." was her most successful solo entry since 1974's "Last Time I Saw Him".
"You Pick Me Up ..." marked the future countrypolitan-styled hits to come for West, including the follow-up, the No. 1 hit "A Lesson in Leavin'". Both songs were included on her 1980 album Special Delivery, which included two other singles.
"You Pick Me Up (And Put Me Down)" has been featured on West's most popular compilation albums, including her Greatest Hits album, released in 1992, after her death in a car accident a year before.
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||28|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||12|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||50|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 379.
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