Charlie Rich – A Very Special Love Song

Peaking at # 1 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts for three weeks in a row. A week later, it also peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Songs charts, for three consecutive weeks. It was the third consecutive number one on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts. The song was included on Charlie's fourteenth studio album, Very Special Love Songs (Epic 1974)

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“A Very Special Love Song”, song written by Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson, was recorded by Charlie Rich for the Epic label, the album was recorded between January and July 1973. With the production of Billy Sherrill, the song was released in January 1974, on April 6, 1974, peaking at # 1 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts for three weeks in a row. A week later, it also peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, for three consecutive weeks. It was the third consecutive number one on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts.

The song was included on Charlie’s fourteenth studio album, Very Special Love Songs (Epic 1974), the album was released in early 1974, peaking at # 1 on the US Top Country Albums charts on April 27, 1974, reached # 1 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, remaining a total of 39 weeks on the charts, on the charts of Canadain. The album was certified gold in the USA. On the Canadian Country Albums charts it reached at # 25.



About the song:

“The Summer Knows” by French composer and pianist Michel Legrand, theme song for the 1971 film Summer of ’42, served as the musical inspiration for Rich’s song. Billboard author Tom Roland quoted him saying, “I don’t think I stole them all, but that’s my favorite topic of all time. There’s no similarity, and yet you can understand what I was thinking about and where it came from.

Some versions:

Barbara Mandrell 1974 (Columbia)
Country Road 1974 (Hilltop)
Jim Nabors 1975 (Columbia)
Paul Martin 1978 (Plantation Records)

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Charlie Rich – A Very Special Love Song Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Babe, somewhere I know I’m gonna find it, babe
It’ll have my love behind it
And it will be a symphony of all you mean to me
A very special love song

[Verse 2]
And babe, if there’s a way you know I’m gonna say it babe
If there’s a melody I’ll play it
And I’ll play it through especially for you and all the words are true
A very special love song

[Verse 3]
So don’t be surprised if you’re sittin’ alone and you hear it
‘Cause I’m goin’ to sing it to the whole big lonely world
So turn your radio way down low and get near it
And I’ll tell the world I love you girl

[Verse 4]
Babe, if there’s an ounce of love I’m gonna give it to you
Babe, if there’s a breath of life I’m gonna live it every day for you
And all the whole night through, singin’ just for you
A very special love song, for you

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