Hey Little One (song)

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"Hey Little One"
Single by Glen Campbell
from the album By the Time I Get to Phoenix
B-side"My Baby's Gone"
ReleasedJanuary 1968
RecordedAugust 29, 1967
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California
Songwriter(s)Dorsey Burnette, Barry De Vorzon
Producer(s)Al DeLory
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
"Hey Little One"
"I Wanna Live"

"Hey Little One", a song written by Dorsey Burnette and Barry De Vorzon, was initially recorded by Dorsey, released on May 2 1960 on the Era label as the double A-side "Hey Little One"/"Big Rock Candy Mountain" (Era 3019). "Hey Little One" reached number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Musicians on the recording include veteran session drummer Earl Palmer.[1]

Glen Campbell version[edit]

American country-pop music artist Glen Campbell covered the song for his Grammy-winning 1967 LP By the Time I Get to Phoenix and released it as the second single from the album. Campbell's more grandiose version reached number 13 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart [2] and in February 1968 peaked at 54 on the Hot 100. The single also reached the Top Ten on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. Campbell's follow-up LP Hey Little One, released in March 1968 just four months after its predecessor, also featured the track.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 54
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 20
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Scherman, Tony, Backbeat: The Earl Palmer Story, forward by Wynton Marsalis, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1999 p. 175
  2. ^ "Glen Campbell singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Glen Campbell Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Glen Campbell Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.

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