August 7

“I’ll Never Find Another You:” A Countrified Sonny James Hit


"I'll Never Find Another You:" A Countrified Sonny James Hit 1
The Seekers (c. 1962) |Photo Credits: allaroundmusic.com

About the Song

Originally a 1964 pop single, “I’ll Never Find Another You” was first recorded by the Australian folk-influenced pop quartet The Seekers. Folk and pop music influencer Tom Springfield, the brother of singer Dusty Springfield, both wrote and produced the song for Capitol Records. Springfield was then responsible for The Seekers’ subsequent hits.

Moreover, “I’ll Never Find Another You” managed to enter the top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 where it placed at no. 4 in 1965. Meanwhile, it charted higher on the Billboard Easy Listening where it reached no. 2. Meanwhile, this two-minute and forty-second song was a big hit for The Seekers outside the United States. In fact, it was no. 1 in the U.K. music charts in February 1965. To note, it became the second best-selling single in the United Kingdom in the same year. Similarly, the song was also a chart-topper in Australia placing no. 1 on the Kent Music Report while it peaked at no. 2 in Ireland.

"I'll Never Find Another You:" A Countrified Sonny James Hit 2
Recent photo of The Seekers |Photo Credits: ukmusicreviews.co.uk

Sonny James’ Version

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Sonny James |Photo Credits: last.fm

Due to its popularity, “I’ll Never Find Another You” found its way to the United States. Three years after its release, the tune received a countrified revival by American country music artist Sonny James. It was produced by music producer Kelso Herston for Capitol Records. Interestingly, fans appreciated and received James’s rendition well, placing it to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1967. In the same year, the countrified version penetrated the Billboard Hot 100 reaching no. 97.

Here’s a part of the song:

There’s a new world somewhere
They call the promised land
And I’ll be there someday
If you could hold my hand
I still need you there beside me
No matter what I do
For I know I’ll never find another you

WATCH: Sonny James performs The Seekers’ 1964 pop hit, “I’ll Never Find Another You.”

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