Honey Come Back (song)

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"Honey Come Back"
Honey Come Back - Glen Campbell.jpg
Single by Glen Campbell
from the album Try a Little Kindness
B-side"Where Do You Go"
ReleasedJanuary 1970
GenreCountry
Length3:00
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Jimmy Webb
Producer(s)Al DeLory
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"Try a Little Kindness"
(1969)
"Honey Come Back"
(1970)
"All I Have to Do Is Dream"
(1970)

"Honey Come Back" is a song written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by the American country music artist Glen Campbell. It was released in January 1970 as the second single from his album Try a Little Kindness. The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

A video was produced for the song, featuring Campbell sitting by a fireplace composing a letter – presumably of his thoughts and feelings for his girlfriend, who has left him. The video has aired on Great American Country.

Versions by other artists[edit]

The song was first recorded in 1965 by singer Dorsey Burnette during his stint at Motown's country subsidiary Mel-o-dy. It was not issued at the time and only resurfaced in 2006, when it appeared on the compilation The Complete Motown Recordings 1964-1965. The first released version was by the Motown singer Chuck Jackson, whose single reached number 43 on the R&B charts in 1969. In December 1969, Don Ho also released it as a single.

Campbell's 1970 single was one of many recordings of the song that year - there were versions by:

Chart performance (Glen Campbell version)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glen Campbell singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  2. ^ "RPM Country Singles for March 14, 1970". RPM. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts - 28 March 1970". Poparchives.com.au. 1970-03-28. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Glen Campbell Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Glen Campbell Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 2/28/70". Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "australian-charts.com - Forum - Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts - 1980s (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 26 October 2018.

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