You're My Best Friend

Don Williams

About You're My Best Friend

"You're My Best Friend" is a song written by Wayland Holyfield, and recorded by American country music artist Don Williams. It was released in April 1975 as the first single and title track from the album You're My Best Friend. The song was Williams' second No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in June 1975. It has since become one of Williams' signature songs, also reaching the UK Top 40.


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You placed gold on my finger
You brought love like I've never known
You gave life to our children
And to me a reason to go on

You're my bread when I'm hungry
You're my shelter from troubled winds
You're my anchor in life's ocean
But most of all you're my best friend

When I need hope and inspiration
You're always strong when I'm tired and weak
I could search this whole world over
You'd still be everything that I need

You're my bread when I'm hungry
You're my shelter from troubled winds
You're my anchor in life's ocean
But most of all you're my best friend

You're my bread when I'm hungry
You're my shelter from troubled winds
You're my anchor in life's ocean
But most of all you're my best friend

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Don Williams

Don Williams (born May 27, 1939, Floydada, Texas, United States), is an American country singer, songwriter and a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He grew up in Portland, Texas, and graduated in 1958 from Gregory-Portland High School. After seven years with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers, he began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 No. 1 Country & Western hits. more »

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Written by: Wayland D. Holyfield

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave

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13 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"You're My Best Friend" is a country song by "Don Williams."
Composition
The song was written by Wayland Holyfield, a renowned songwriter in country music.
Album Facts
The song is the titular track of Williams' album "You're My Best Friend," which was released in 1975.
Chart Performance
"You're My Best Friend" was a major hit and achieved #1 position on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
Commercial Success
In Canada, the song reached #2 on the RPM Country Tracks chart, testifying to its international success.
Reception
The song is often considered one of Don Williams' signature songs and is one of his most beloved tunes by fans.
Musical Style
The song encapsulates Williams' smooth and laid-back singing style that contributed to his reputation as the "Gentle Giant" of country music.
Cover Versions
"You're My Best Friend" has been covered numerous times by other artists, including country-music singer John Berry.
Legacy
The song is a favorite among many traditional country music enthusiasts and continues to receive regular radio airplay.
Live Performance
Williams often included "You're My Best Friend" in his live performances which was always warmly received by the audience.
Accolade
In 1976, at the 10th Annual Country Music Association Awards, the song was nominated for "Single of the Year".
Record Label
The song was released by the record label ABC Dot, which later became MCA records after a merger.
Persistence
Despite Williams' initial concerns about whether audiences would like his songs, "You're My Best Friend" proved to be a huge success, solidifying his place in the country music scene.

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