You and I (Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle song)

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"You and I"
Eddie Rabbit Crystal - you and i.jpg
Single by Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle
from the album Radio Romance
B-side "All My Life, All My Love"
Released October 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre Country pop
Length 4:00
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Frank J. Myers
Producer(s) David Malloy
Eddie Rabbitt chronology
"I Don't Know Where to Start"
(1982)
"You and I"
(1982)
"You Can't Run from Love"
(1983)
Crystal Gayle chronology
"Livin' in These Troubled Times"
(1982)
"You and I"
(1982)
"'Til I Gain Control Again"
(1983)

"You and I" is a song written by Frank J. Myers, and recorded by American country music artists Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle as a duet. It was released in October 1982 as the first single from the album Radio Romance. "You and I" became a major country pop crossover hit for both artists.

US television show Glee covered this song in a mash-up with the Lady Gaga's same titled song in episode "Mash Off."[1]

Reception[edit]

  • In 2005, the song ranked number 7 on CMT's 100 Greatest Duets in Country Music. Gayle performed the duet with Raul Malo of The Mavericks since Rabbitt had died of lung cancer in 1998.
  • "You and I" went to number 1 on the Country chart for one week.[2]
  • On the Billboard Hot 100, the song spent 23 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 7,[3] and making it the 12th biggest song of the year.[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 7
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 35
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1

In popular culture[edit]

The song was used for the wedding of the Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner characters on the American soap opera All My Children.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, L'Oreal (November 15, 2011). "'Glee' Recap: Mash Off". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 279. 
  3. ^ "The Hot 100: Week of February 19, 1983". Billboard.com. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Longbored Surfer: Top 100 Hits for 1983". Longboredsurfer.com. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Eddie Rabbitt.
  6. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Eddie Rabbitt.
  7. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Eddie Rabbitt.
  8. ^ Daytime's Greatest Weddings: All My Children. Dir. David Seeger. 1993. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2004. DVD.
  9. ^ Home & Family. Hst. Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos. Hallmark Channel. 2 Feb. 2017. Television.
Preceded by
"It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy"
by Janie Fricke
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

December 4, 1982
Succeeded by
"Redneck Girl"
by The Bellamy Brothers
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 18, 1982
Succeeded by
"Sure Feels Like Love"
by Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers