You and I (Rick James song)

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"You and I"
Single by Rick James
from the album Come Get It!
Released 1978
Recorded 1977
Genre R&B, Disco
Length 8:04
Label Gordy
Writer(s) Rick James
Producer(s) Rick James & Art Stewart
Rick James singles chronology
"You and I"
"Mary Jane"

"You and I" was the name of a hit song for R&B/Funk musician Rick James. It was released from his debut album, Come Get It!. It spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B charts and reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978.[1] "You and I" also peaked at number three on the disco chart.[2]


  • Rick James - Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizers
  • Freddie Rappilo - guitar
  • Andy Rapillo - bass
  • Mike Caputy - drums
  • Randy and Mike Brecker - horns
  • Flick, Berry, Steve Williams - horns
  • Levi and Jackie Ruffin, Bobby and Billy Nunn, Sascha Meeks, Richard Shaw, Vanessa Brooks Nunn, Joey Diggs, Anthony Ceasar, Roger Brown, Calvin Moore, Bennie McCullough, background vocals
  • Art Stewart - co-producer


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 291. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 134. 

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Preceded by
"Close the Door" by Teddy Pendergrass
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
July 23, 1978 - July 29, 1978
Succeeded by
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" by A Taste of Honey