In a Letter to You

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"In a Letter to You"
Single by Eddy Raven
from the album Temporary Sanity
B-side "Risky Business"
Released March 1989
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:15
Label Universal
Songwriter(s) Dennis Linde
Producer(s) Barry Beckett
Eddy Raven singles chronology
"'Til You Cry"
"In a Letter to You"
"Bayou Boys"

"'Til You Cry"
"In a Letter to You"
"Bayou Boys"

"In a Letter to You" is a song written by Dennis Linde and originally recorded by Shakin' Stevens.[1] His version of the song went to #10 on the UK Singles Chart.

Eddy Raven cover version[edit]

Five years later, the song was covered by Eddy Raven. His first released for Capitol Records, it was Raven's fifth number one on the country chart, staying at number one for one week and spending fourteen weeks in the Top 40.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 55
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 18


  1. ^ "Dennis Linde". The Independent. 27 December 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 281.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6423." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 24, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Eddy Raven Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.