"I Almost Lost My Mind
" is a popular
song. It was written by Ivory Joe Hunter
and was published in 1950
. Hunter's recording of the song was a #1 hit on the R&B charts
in that year.
The recording of the 12-bar blues by R&B star Ivory Joe Hunter was made on October 1, 1949 and was a rhythm and blues hit that became a pop standard. The best selling version of the song was a cover version by Pat Boone, hitting #1 on the Billboard charts in 1956.
It has since been recorded by an extraordinary array of pop artists, big bands, country and western stars, rock and rollers, and Latin, jazz and blues performers.