(Till) I Kissed You

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"('Til) I Kissed You"
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Single by The Everly Brothers
B-side "Oh What a Feeling"
Released 1959
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Recorded July 7, 1959, RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Pop
Length 2:23
Label Cadence 60663
Songwriter(s) Don Everly
The Everly Brothers singles chronology
"Take a Message to Mary"
(1959)
"('Til) I Kissed You"
(1959)
"Let It Be Me"
(1960)
"Take a Message to Mary"
(1959)
"('Till) I Kissed You"
(1959)
"Let It Be Me"
(1960)
"('Till) I Kissed You"
Single by Connie Smith
from the album The Song We Fell in Love To
B-side "Ridin' on a Rainbow"
Released January 1976
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Don Everly
Producer(s) Ray Baker
Connie Smith singles chronology
"The Song We Fell in Love To"
(1975)
"('Till) I Kissed You"
(1976)
"So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"
(1976)
"The Song We Fell in Love To"
(1975)
"('Till) I Kissed You"
(1976)
"So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"
(1976)

"('Till) I Kissed You" is a song written by Don Everly of The Everly Brothers. It was released as a single in 1959 and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] Chet Atkins played guitar on this record[2] and Buddy Harman played drums.

Connie Smith version[edit]

"('Till) I Kissed You" was covered by American country music artist Connie Smith on her 1976 album The Song We Fell in Love To. Released in January 1976, it was the album's second single. Smith's version peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart,[3] it also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[4]

Reggae versions[edit]

The song has been a popular choice for reggae artists and several covers have been recorded including those by: Nan McClean, Delroy Jones, Dobbie Dobson and Al Campbell; in 1975 Jimmy London topped the charts in Jamaica with his version of the song and subsequently scored highly on reggae charts abroad. In the early 90s, the Bronx-raised Shinehead did a version.

Chart performance[edit]

The Everly Brothers[edit]

Chart (1959) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 8
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 22
U. S. Cashbox Top 100 5
U. S. Cashbox Country Singles 7
U. S. Cashbox R&B Singles 14
Australian ARIA Chart 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 3
UK Singles Chart 2

Connie Smith[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 10
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
"You Are the Song (Inside of Me)"
by Freddie Hart
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 17, 1976
Succeeded by
"If I Let Her Come In"
by Ray Griff