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"You're No Good" is a song written by Clint Ballard, Jr. which first charted for Betty Everett in 1963 and in 1975 was a #1 hit for Linda Ronstadt.

The original version of "You're No Good" would appear to be that cut by Dee Dee Warwick for Jubilee Records in 1963 with production by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. However the song would first become a hit in November 1963 as recorded by Betty Everett for Vee-Jay Records of Chicago. The single peaked at number fifty-one on the Hot 100, and at number five on "Cashbox's R&B Locations" chart.[1] Vee-Jay's head a&r man Calvin Carter found the song while visiting New York City in search of material for his label's roster and he originally intended to cut "You're No Good" with Dee Clark. Carter recalled: "Then when I went to rehearsal with the tune, it was so negative, I said, 'Hey, guys don't talk negative about girls, because girls are the record buyers. No, I better pass on that.' So I gave the song to Betty Everett." During the playback of Everett's track her labelmates the Dells "were sitting on the wooden platform where the string players would sit....just stomping their feet on this wooden platform to the beat of the song as it was playing back....I told the engineer 'Let's do it again, and let's mike those foot sounds, 'cause it really gave it a hell of a beat.' So we did that, and boom, a hit." - ...

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