Juice Newton – The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known), “The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)” is a country-pop song written by Otha Young for Juice Newton in the mid-1970s. Newton was known for charting hits on the Hot 100, AC, and Hot Country charts – and this song has the distinction of being the only single of hers to reach the top 10 on all three of those charts, peaking at #1 on two of them.
In early 1982, “The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)” reached No. 1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, No. 1 on the Billboard country chart, and No. 7 on the Billboard pop chart, where it remained in the Top 40 for eighteen weeks. The single is the only of Juice Newton’s to reach the Top 10 on all three charts. On Billboard’s year-end Top 40 chart, the song charted at No. 21 of all the singles of 1982. The music video for the song was filmed in New York City.
The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)
From the album Juice
B-side “Ride ‘Em Cowboy”
Released October 24, 1981
Genre Country, pop
Songwriter(s) Otha Young
Producer(s) Richard Landis