"You Needed Me
" is a popular song written by Randy Goodrum
. It was a number one single in the United States during 1978
for Canadian singer Anne Murray
. The song, included on her 1978 album Let's Keep It That Way
, was also a top-five country single and won Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music
awards. The Anne Murray version was number one in Malaysia for ten weeks. Curiously, although the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100
, it reached only the top five on the two Billboard charts where Murray had the most success - Country
and Adult Contemporary
"You Needed Me" was also Murray's biggest hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached #22.
In 1979, Kenny Rogers and Dottie West released a cover on their album Classics.
Anne Murray re-recorded the song with Shania Twain for Murray's 2007 album Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends.
A 1999 cover version by Boyzone was released. The single famously beat former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's debut solo single "Look at Me" to number one on the UK Singles Chart.
- "You Needed Me"
- "Words Can't Describe"
- "Love to Infinity" (Megamix)
- "Too Late Tonight"