Anne Murray – Broken Hearted Me, is a song written by Randy Goodrum, originally recorded by England Dan & John Ford Coley earlier that year, for their album Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive, and later covered by Canadian country and pop music singer Anne Murray. It was released in September 1979 as the first single from her album I’ll Always Love You. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in December, and was her third chart-topper for the year. She also recorded a version of the song in Spanish, which was released on vinyl, and later on CD.
Was Murray’s fourth No. 1 single on the country chart, and seventh overall on the American music charts (counting “You Needed Me”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978, and “Snowbird” and “Danny’s Song”, both of which reached the top of the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart).
In addition, “Broken Hearted Me” just missed the Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at No. 12. Three of her other singles — “A Love Song”, “I Just Fall in Love Again” and “Daydream Believer” — also reached the same summit on the Hot 100. On the Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles chart, “Broken Hearted Me” spent five weeks at No. 1 during the late fall of 1979. In doing so, Murray had her fifth No. 1 AC hit.
Anne Murray – Broken Hearted Me
From the album I’ll Always Love You
B-side “Why Don’t You Stick Around”
Released September 1979
Songwriter(s) Randy Goodrum
Producer(s) Jim Ed Norman