Artist: BJ Thomas
Author: Wayne Carson Thompson/Mark James/Johnny Christopher
Label: Collector's Choice
Oldest recording. Bonus track on reissue lp's Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head/Everybody's Out Of Town (both '70) and on his comp Golden Classics ('96). Along with other titles written by the same three authors.
Brenda Lee [coauthor Wayne Carson Thompson cut his own version for Monument that year, still unreleased]
Gwen McCrae [as You Were Always On Mind; released two months before Brenda's as B-side of Columbia single He's Not You]
Elvis Presley [B-side of Separate Ways, the single that sealed his divorce from Priscilla]
Willie Nelson [n°1 C&W; proclaimed "song of the year", later even "country-song of the eighties"]
Ron Brandsteder [as Ik Hield Altijd Alleen Van Jou]
Pet Shop Boys [n°1 UK]
Mama's Jasje [as Zonder Verhaal]
Coauthor Mark James also wrote Hooked On A Feeling and Suspicious Minds. Coauthor Wayne Carson Thompson wrote the Box Tops hit The Letter and along with third coauthor Johnny Christopher, No Love At All for B.J. Thomas.