BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #76: ‘I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM’- YVONNE ELLIMAN

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #76: ‘ I Don’t Know How To Love Him’- Yvonne Elliman. April 24, 1971.

  • Single: “I Don’t Know How To Love Him’- Yvonne Elliman
  • Record Company- MCA
  • Genre: Folk
  • Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
  • Time: 3:36
  • B-side:
  • Album- Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #28 10 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

There were two versions of “I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time- this version by Yvonne Elliman- which peaked at #28 and one by Helen Reddy which peaked at #13. The song was first pitched to Linda Ronstadt but she refused to cover it saying she hated the song.

This was Yvonne Elliman’s first Hot 100 single- She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, played the part of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. She had seven Hot 100 singles from 1971-79 with five making the Top 40- her biggest a #1 in 1978- “If I Can’t Have You.’