You Were on My Mind (album)

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You Were on My Mind
Studio album by We Five
Released 1965
Genre Folk
Length 29:36
Label A&M
Producer Frank Werber
We Five chronology
You Were on My Mind
Make Someone Happy
(1967)Make Someone Happy1967

You Were on My Mind is the first studio album by the folk band We Five which was released in 1965.

The title track hit #1 on the adult contemporary chart and #3 on The Billboard Hot 100.[1] The album landed on the Billboard 200, reaching #32.[2] The single also marked a musical transition because the single was one of the first to feature drums and the electric guitar on a folk composition.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [4]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Richie Unterberger wrote of the album "The harmonies are nice, and an overlooked influence upon the early San Francisco rock scene. But the album as a whole is pretty lightweight, with nothing else in the same league as "You Were on My Mind."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Me Not Tomorrow" (John Stewart)
  2. "Somewhere Beyond the Sea" (Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence)
  3. "My Favorite Things" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
  4. "If I Were Alone" (Mike Stewart, John Stewart)
  5. "Tonight" (Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein)
  6. "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" (Vince Guaraldi, Carel Werber)
  7. "You Were on My Mind" (Sylvia Fricker)
  8. "Can't Help Falling in Love" (George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore)
  9. "Small World" (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)
  10. "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" (Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin)
  11. "Softly, as I Leave You" (Antonio De Vita, Hal Shaper)
  12. "I Can Never Go Home Again" (John Stewart)



Year Chart Peak Position
1965 Billboard 200 32


Year Single Chart Peak Position
1965 "You Were on My Mind" Adult Contemporary Chart 1
1965 "You Were on My Mind" Billboard Hot 100 3


  1. ^ We Five's charting singles Retrieved March 9, 2012
  2. ^ We Five's charting albums Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  3. ^ We Five Interview Retrieved February 2, 2015
  4. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "You Were on My Mind > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 3, 2011.