Buck Owens performs “It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)” Live On Hee Haw 1969.

The song peaked at # 2 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts on January 6, 1964, remaining on the charts for a total of 18 weeks. The same day, it peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. The song was featured on Buck Owens' fourteenth studio album, It Takes People Like You (Capitol 1968)

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It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)

Single cover Buck Owens ( Capitol 1967 )
Single cover Buck Owens ( Capitol 1967 )

“It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)”, song written by Buck Owens, and recorded by Buck Owens and His Buckaroos for the Capitol label, was recorded on June 8, 1967, at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood, CA or Bakersfield, CA. In the same session, “Toys for tots” (unissued) was also recorded, in the recording session Buck was accompanied by: Jelly Sanders (guitar), Don Rich (lead guitar), Jacky Wayne Wilson (guitar), Tom Brumley (steel), Bert Dodson (bass) and Willie Cantu (drums). Produced by Ken Nelson, the song was released on September 25, 1967, and the song peaked at # 2 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts on January 6, 1964, remaining on the charts for a total of 18 weeks. The same day, it peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts.

The song was featured on Buck Owens’ fourteenth studio album, It Takes People Like You (Capitol 1968), the album was released on January 2, 1968, on April 16, 1968, peaking at # 1 on US Top Country Albums charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 20 weeks.

Versions:

Small Town Singers 1977 (RCA)





Buck Owens – It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me) Lyrics

It takes people like you to make people like me
From the great Rocky Mountains to the shores of the sea
From the sands of the desert to the tall oak tree
It takes people like you to make people like me.

Though skies may turn gray for a while
You can brighten each day with a smile
And wherever you go I want you to know
It takes people like you to make people like me.

[Instrumental]

It takes people like you to make people like me
From the snows of Alaska down to sunny Tennessee
And from New York City to Los Angeles
It takes people like you to make people like me.

Though skies may turn gray for a while
You can brighten each day with a smile
And wherever you go I want you to know
It takes people like you to make people like me.

It takes people like you to make people like me…

Single Buck Owens ( Capitol 1967 )
Single Buck Owens ( Capitol 1967 )

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