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YOUR NO GOOD

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: LINDA RONSTADT
 
Top Position (Australia): 19
 
Song Author: Clint Ballard, Jr.
 
 
Year Recorded: 1974
Record Label: Asylum
Label Number: CP-10657
 
SONG PROFILE
 
You're No Good

Single by Linda Ronstadt
Released November 19, 1974
Format 7" single

"You're No Good"
Single by Betty Everett
B-side "Chained to Your Love"
Released 1963
Format 7" single

You're No Good" is a song written by Clint Ballard, Jr. which first charted for Betty Everett in 1963 and in 1975 was a #1 hit for Linda Ronstadt.

The original version of "You're No Good" would appear to be that cut by Dee Dee Warwick for Jubilee Records in 1963 with production by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

However the song would first become a hit in November 1963 as recorded by Betty Everett for Vee-Jay Records of Chicago.

The single peaked at number fifty-one on the Hot 100, and at number five on "Cashbox's R&B Locations" chart.

Vee-Jay's head a&r man Calvin Carter found the song while visiting New York City in search of material for his label's roster and he originally intended to cut "You're No Good" with Dee Clark. Betty Everett eventually recorded the song.

In the UK the Swinging Blue Jeans had the hit version of "You're No Good" reaching #3 in the summer of 1964:

Both Maria Muldaur and Genya Ravan have indicated they were interested in remaking "You're No Good" in the mid-70s but it was Linda Ronstadt who had her first #1 single with her 1974 remake: the lead single from her Double Platinum career defining Heart Like A Wheel album, Ronstadt's version benefited inestimably from the contribution of Andrew Gold who provided virtually all the track's instrumentation.