|"I Need You"|
|Single by America|
|from the album America|
|Released||April 26, 1972|
|Producer(s)||Ian Samwell, Jeff Dexter|
|America singles chronology|
"I Need You"
"I Need You," released in 1972,is the second single by the band America from their eponymous debut album America . The song was written by Gerry Beckley.
It appears on the live albums Live (1977), In Concert (1985), In Concert (King Biscuit) , Horse With No Name - Live! (1995), and The Grand Cayman Concert (2002). The studio version is included on the compilation albums Highway (2000) and The Complete Greatest Hits (2001).
George Martin remixed the studio recording for inclusion on History: America's Greatest Hits (1975). An alternate mix from 1971 appears on the 2015 release Archives, Vol. 1.
(Per back cover of 1972 vinyl issue of America .)
The song was a top ten hit and spent 10 weeks in United States Billboard Hot 100 charts wherein it peaked at number 9. It was the band's second top ten single, following the success of their previous hit "A Horse With No Name". It was also charted in Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart at number 7, and both Cash Box Singles Chart and Record World Singles Chart at number 8. Unlike their previous hit single, it didn't receive any certifications by RIAA.
|Canada RPM Top Singles||5|
|New Zealand (Listener)||18|
|US Billboard Hot 100||9|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||7|
|US Cash Box Top 100||8|
|US Record World||8|
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