BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #424: ” WHEN I NEED YOU” LEO SAYER – MAY 14, 1977

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Billboard #1 Hits: #424: “When I Need You”- Leo Sayer. May 14, 1977. #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “When I Need You”- Leo Sayer
  • Record Company- Warner Bros
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager
  • Time: 4:09
  • B-side: “I Think We Fell In Love Too Fast”
  • Album- Endless Flight
  • Grade: C+
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.

In the UK Leo Sayer had three singles in a row that stalled out at #2- finally with “When I Need You” he went to #1. The song first appeared on co-writer Albert Hammond’s album a year earlier but in the hands of Sayer and hit producer Richard Perry it was a worldwide smash. Sayer had a couple years where he couldn’t miss on the charts in the US- then faded into obscurity. I always found his voice annoying.

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #424: ” WHEN I NEED YOU” LEO SAYER – MAY 14, 1977

    • LMAO- you are right… has anyone ever seen Leon and Richard in the same room? I was once at a mall near Youngstown, Ohio and Little Richard Simmons had something going on in the center of the mall.. I didn’t see Leo Sayer around. Someone needs to get to the bottom of this!!

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