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Billboard #1 Hits: #453: ‘You Needed Me’- Anne Murray. November 4, 1978. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “You Needed Me”- Anne Murray
  • Record Company- Capitol
  • Genre: Pop, Country
  • Written by Randy Goodrum
  • Time: 3:41
  • B-side:”I Still Wish The Very Best For You”
  • Album-Let’s Keep It That Way
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 1 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #22 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.

Anne Murray had been on the singles charts starting back in 1970 with “Snowbird”- Elvis’s favorite song. She’d had some success on the charts throughout the decade but ‘You Needed Me” became her first and only #1 hit. She had been in somewhat of a slump- her last Top 40 had been back in 1974 with a remake of The Beatles “You Won’t See Me.” The song was also a cross over hit going to #4 on the country charts. She would win a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Murray would later say she wasn’t surprised by the success of the song- that she broke down in tears the first time she tried to sing it.

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