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"(Till) I Kissed You"
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Single by The Everly Brothers
B-side"Oh What a Feeling"
Released 1959
Recorded1959, RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Pop
Label Cadence 60663
Songwriter(s) Don Everly
The Everly Brothers singles chronology
" Take a Message to Mary"
"(Till) I Kissed You"
" Let It Be Me"
"(Till) I Kissed You"
Single by Connie Smith
from the album The Song We Fell in Love To
B-side"Ridin' on a Rainbow"
ReleasedJanuary 1976
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s)Don Everly
Producer(s) Ray Baker
Connie Smith singles chronology
"The Song We Fell in Love To"
"(Till) I Kissed You"
" So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"

"(Till) I Kissed You" is a song written by Don Everly of The Everly Brothers. It was released as a single in 1959 and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. [1] Chet Atkins played guitar on this record [2] and Jerry Allison played drums. [3] Recorded 7 July 1959 at RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, and issued as a single (Cadence 1369) July/August 1959 coupled with ‘Oh, What A Feeling’. Don Everly (guitar); Phil Everly (guitar); Chester B. “Chet” Atkins (electric guitar); Sonny Curtis (guitar); Floyd T. “Lightnin’” Chance (bass); Jerry “J.I.” Allison (drums); Floyd Cramer (piano). Producer: Archie Bleyer.[ citation needed]

Connie Smith version

"(Till) I Kissed You" was covered by American country music artist Connie Smith on her 1976 album The Song We Fell in Love To. Released in January 1976, it was the album's second single. Smith's version peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. [4] It also reached No. 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. [5]

Reggae versions

The song has been a popular choice for reggae artists and several covers have been recorded including those by: Nan McClean, Delroy Jones, Dobbie Dobson and Al Campbell. In 1975 Jimmy London topped the charts in Jamaica with his version of the song and subsequently scored highly on reggae charts abroad. In the early 90s, the Bronx-raised Shinehead did a version.

Chart performance

The Everly Brothers

Chart (1959) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides [6] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Sides [7] 22
U. S. Cashbox Top 100 5
U. S. Cashbox Country Singles 7
U. S. Cashbox R&B Singles 14
Australian ARIA Chart 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 3
UK Singles Chart [8] 2

Connie Smith

Chart (1976) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 10
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


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  2. ^ Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 10 - Tennessee Firebird: American country music before and after Elvis. [Part 2]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. University of North Texas Libraries.
  3. ^ Friedlander, Paul (1996). Rock and Roll: A Social History. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press ( HarperCollins). p. 58. ISBN  0-8133-2725-3.
  4. ^ "Connie Smith singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  5. ^ "RPM Country Singles for April 17, 1976". RPM. Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 117.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 194.
  8. ^ "". Retrieved July 27, 2021.