Like Strangers

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"Like Strangers"
Single by The Everly Brothers
from the album The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers
B-side"Brand New Heartache"
Released 1960
RecordedFebruary 18, 1960
Genre Pop
Length1:59
Label Cadence
Songwriter(s) Boudleaux Bryant [1]
The Everly Brothers singles chronology
" So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"
(1960)
"Like Strangers"
(1960)
" Walk Right Back"
(1961)

"Like Strangers" is a song written by Boudleaux Bryant, [2] which was a hit single for The Everly Brothers in 1960. The song was later a country hit for Gail Davies in 1980.

The Everly Brothers version

The Everly Brothers released the song on their album The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers in spring of 1960, [3] [4] and as a single in autumn of that year. [5] It spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 22, [6] while reaching No. 11 on the United Kingdom's Record Retailer chart, [7] and No. 32 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade. [8]

Chart performance

Chart (1960-1961) Peak
position
Canada (CHUM Hit Parade) [8] 32
UK Record Retailer [7] 11
UK New Musical Express [9] 16
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 22
US Cash Box Top 100 [10] 25

Gail Davies version

Gail Davies released a cover of the song in 1980 as a single and on the album The Game. [11] Davies' version reached No. 21 on the Billboard " Hot Country Singles" chart, [12] [13] No. 17 on the Record World Country Singles chart, [14] No. 20 on the Cash Box Top 100 Country chart, [15] and No. 52 on Canada's RPM Country 75 Singles chart. [16]

References

  1. ^ Like Strangers - By: The Everly Brothers, MusicVF.com. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  2. ^ " Discourse", Billboard, October 24, 1960. p. 34. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers [Cadence 1960] – The Everly Brothers". AllMusic. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  4. ^ " Reviews of This Week's LP's", Billboard, May 9, 1960. p. 39. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  5. ^ " Reviews of This Week's Singles", Billboard, October 17, 1960. p. 37. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Hot 100 - The Everly Brothers Like Strangers Chart History, Billboard.com. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Everly Brothers - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 3, 2018
  8. ^ a b "CHUM Hit Parade – Week of December 5, 1960. Chart No. 188". CHUM. Archived from the original on November 7, 2006. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  9. ^ " Best Selling Pop Records in Britain", Billboard, January 30, 1961. p. 56. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending December 10, 1960". Cash Box. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "The Game – Gail Davies". AllMusic. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Hot Country Songs - Gail Davies Like Strangers Chart History, Billboard.com. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  13. ^ " Hot Country Singles", Billboard, May 3, 1980. p. 34. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  14. ^ " Record World Country Singles", Record World, May 17, 1980. p. 56. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  15. ^ " Cash Box Top 100 Country", Cash Box, May 10, 1980. p. 26. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  16. ^ " Country 75 Singles", RPM, Volume 33, No. 8, May 17, 1980. Retrieved April 3, 2018.