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"Nobody" is a song written by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, and recorded by American country music artist Sylvia. It was released in June 1982 as the second single from the album Just Sylvia.

Nobody Silvia.jpg
Single by Sylvia
from the album Just Sylvia
B-side"I'll Make It Right with You"
ReleasedJune 5, 1982
GenreCountry pop
Songwriter(s)Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan
Producer(s)Tom Collins
Sylvia singles chronology
"Sweet Yesterday"
"Like Nothing Ever Happened"

The song was first recorded in 1982 by Sylvia, who was already a Country Music star the previous year, achieving a #1 hit and 2 other Top Tens in 1981. "Nobody" was her second and final #1 Country hit.[1] The song was so successful, it crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 charts, debuting on August 28, 1982 (the week the song dropped from #1 Country) and peaking at number fifteen.[2] "Nobody" spent 20 weeks on the chart; earned a gold record; and was a Top Five Adult Contemporary hit.

The song turned young Sylvia into a star on both sides of the charts. Although she gained Country Pop success with "Nobody", she never achieved another crossover hit, or for that matter, another #1 hit. She would, however, go on to score 6 additional top 10 hits (11 total) on the country chart.[3][circular reference] The song became Sylvia's signature song and got her nominated for a Grammy award in 1983 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. It also helped her take home the Academy of Country Music (ACM) award for Top Female Vocalist of 1982, a category for which she was never even nominated by the Country Music Association (CMA). The song also received the BMI song of the year award for most airplay in 1983.



Weekly singles chartsEdit

Chart (1982) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 5
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[4] 5
New Zealand[5] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 15
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US Cash Box Top 100[8] 9

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1982) Rank
Canada RPM Top Singles[9] 59
US Cash Box Top 100[10] 56


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 342.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 619.
  3. ^ Sylvia discography
  4. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly".
  5. ^ NZ Top 40 Singles Chart
  6. ^ "Sylvia Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Sylvia Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, November 20, 1982". Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Archived from the original on 2016-08-11.
  10. ^ "Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 25, 1982". Archived from the original on March 31, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2017.

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