All I Ever Need Is You (song)

"All I Ever Need Is You"
Single by Sonny & Cher
from the album All I Ever Need Is You
B-side "I Got You Babe (live)"
Released October 1971
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1971
Genre Pop
Length 2:38
Label Kapp/MCA
Writer(s) Jimmy Holiday, Eddie Reeves
Producer(s) Snuff Garrett
Sonny & Cher singles chronology
"It's The Little Things"
"All I Ever Need Is You"
"A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done"

"All I Ever Need Is You" is a popular song written by Jimmy Holiday and Eddie Reeves and recorded by Ray Charles for his 1971 album The Volcanic Action of My Soul. The most well-known version of the song is the hit single from Steve & Eydie, Sonny & Cher and Mouth & MacNeal. It reached number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It is their single of greatest longevity, spending 15 weeks on that chart.

"All I Ever Need Is You" also topped the Easy Listening chart for five weeks late in 1971.[1] It was also a top-ten single in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Worldwide sales of the single totalled 2,250,000 copies.

Three different versions made the country music charts: one by Ray Sanders in 1971, another by Kenny Rogers and Dottie West in 1979 and, another more, sung by Nikka and Don Costa in 1981. The latter reached number one on the country charts and #102 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart.

Chart performance

Sonny & Cher

Weekly charts

Chart (1971–72) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 31
Belgian Singles Chart 20
Canadian RPM Top Singles[2] 5
Irish Singles Chart 12
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100 7
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
US Cash Box Top 100[3] 6

Ray Sanders

Chart (1971) Peak
US Billboard Hot Country Singles[4] 18

Kenny Rogers and Dottie West

Chart (1979) Peak
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 2
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 38
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2

Year-end charts

Chart (1971) Rank
US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[5] 68
Chart (1972) Rank
UK 94

Preceded by
"Baby I'm-a Want You" by Bread
Billboard Easy Listening Singles number-one single (Sonny and Cher version)
November 27, 1971 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"An Old Fashioned Love Song" by Three Dog Night
Preceded by
"(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right"
by Barbara Mandrell
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Kenny Rogers and Dottie West version)

April 21, 1979
Succeeded by
"Where Do I Put Her Memory"
by Charley Pride


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 227.
  3. "Cash Box 100 Singles chart
  4. Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 368. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  5. Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.

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