You and Me (Tammy Wynette song)

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"You and Me"
Single by Tammy Wynette
from the album You and Me
B-side When Love Was All We Had
Released July 1976
Format 7"
Recorded June 1976
Genre Country
Length 3:20
Label Epic 8-50264
Writer(s) Billy Sherrill and George Richey
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
Tammy Wynette singles chronology
"'Til I Can Make It On My Own"
(1976)
"You and Me"
(1976)
"Near You" (with George Jones)
(1977)

"You and Me" is a 1976 single written by Billy Sherrill and George Richey and recorded by Tammy Wynette. "You and Me" was Tammy Wynette's sixteenth and final number one country hit as a solo artist. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.[1]

Composition[edit]

According to Richey in a 1987 interview,[2] the lyrics were inspired by his own (at the time) secret admiration for Wynette, who was still recovering from the fallout of her recent divorce from George Jones. The pair became close friends and eventually married two years later.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 28
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 6
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 400. 
  2. ^ "Arena: The Tammy Wynette Story". BBC. 1987. 
Preceded by
"The Games That Daddies Play"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 16-October 23, 1976
Succeeded by
"Among My Souvenirs"
by Marty Robbins