28: Just When I Needed You Most – Randy Vanwarmer

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Entered Charts 29 August 1979
Entry Point 37
Highest Chart 10
Weeks In: 14

Ok, this song gets one or two extra votes because of the singer’s name – could it be any more 1970’s America than Randy Vanwarmer?

I don’t know why I like this song so much but it is just a great song. Really sad – and the poor bloke is really suffering – and wow, the song really captures his emotions, doesn’t it? Probably not the best song to listen to if you are feeling a bit down, particularly if you find yourself in a similar situation as Randy but … what a great heartfelt song.

And if you prefer a country twist, look out for a version of the song by Dolly Parton, featuring backing vocals from Alison Krauss.