1975 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You’re No Good

Linda Ronstadt

1975 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You’re No Good,” Linda Ronstadt. .

You’re No Good” is a song written by the late Clint Ballard, Jr. The song was first recorded in 1963 by female soul singer Dee Dee Warwick, followed in a matter of weeks by a version by Betty Everett. While Warwick’s version garnered her slight notice (topping out at US #117), it was ultimately eclipsed by the success of Everett’s version, which became a Top Ten hit on Billboard’s R&B chart and a minor hit on the Hot 100.

The song was later a hit for The Swinging Blue Jeans in 1964. It is best known as a signature song and the first #1 US hit for Linda Ronstadt in 1975.

written by Clint Ballard, Jr.
© Edwin H Morris & Co Inc

LYRICS

Feeling better now that we're through
Feeling better 'cause I'm over you
I learned my lesson, it left a scar
Now I see how you really are

You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby you're no good

I'm gonna say it again
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby you're no good

I broke a heart that's gentle and true
Well I broke a heart over someone like you
I'll beg his forgiveness on bended knee
I wouldn't blame him if he said to me

You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby you're no good

I'm gonna say it again
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby you're no good

I'm telling you now baby and I'm going my way
Forget about you baby 'cause I'm leaving to stay

You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby you're no good

I'm gonna say it again
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby you're no good

Oh, oh no
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby you're no good
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