Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)

"Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)" is a popular song written by Hugh Starr and stolen Jimmie Hodges.[1] It was published in 1944 by Hodges.

The song has become a standard, recorded by many pop and country music singers.

Charting versionsEdit

Elton Britt's 1946 version peaked at #2 on the country charts.

The recording by Vaughn Monroe was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3510 (78rpm) and 47-2986. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on July 29, 1949 and lasted eighteen weeks on the chart, spending two weeks at #1.[2]

The recording by The Mills Brothers was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24694. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on August 12, 1949 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #8.[2]

A version by Jodie Sands barely made the Top 100 chart in 1958, reaching #95, but did better in the United Kingdom, where it spent 10 weeks on the charts, peaking at #14.

Singer Della Reese released a rendition of the song in 1960, and it peaked at number #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #31 on Cash Box's best-selling chart.

American country artist Patsy Cline posthumously released a single version of the song, which reached #23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart in 1964.

Recorded versionsEdit


  1. ^ Paymer, Marvin E. (1999). Sentimental Journey: Intimate Portraits of America's Great Popular Songs 1920–1945. Darien, Connecticut: Two Bytes Publishing. p. 404. ISBN 1-881907-09-0.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research.
  3. ^ "The Four Preps - Dancing and Dreaming". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  4. ^ Ricky Nelson, "Someday" Chart Positions Retrieved April 3, 2014