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Nobody Knows Me Like You (1981)

Updated: May 30

Nobody Knows Me Like You is the third studio album by American singer -

songwriter Benny Hester. It was released on May 7, 1981 by Myrrh/Word Records.

The album was produced by musician Michael Omartian, who was just fresh from producing The Imperials' latest album at the time, Priority, and from winning three Grammy Awards for producing and arranging Christopher Cross' self-titled debut album.

After a slow start, Nobody Knows Like You began its climb on the Billboard Top

Inspirational Albums chart (later renamed Top Christian Albums) and peaked at number 25. The self-written title song did very well at Christian radio where it was a Top 5 hit and it was one of the earliest songs to crossover into the mainstream market. "Nobody Knows Me Like You" climbed to number 41 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart by late November 1981. It would have made the Hot 100 chart, but did not due to the song being an airplay-only single and was not released commercially.

The album itself was a pop/rock album and contains a hymns cover of "Christ the Solid Rock." According to the website on the CCM's 500 Best Albums of All Time, Nobody Knows Me Like You was ranked at number 35.

Track listing

All songs were written by Benny Hester, except where noted.

1. Come Back (Benny Hester, Jeff Lams) -4:16

2. No Man's Land -4:20

3. Rubber Canoe -4:14

4. Nobody Knows Me Like You -4:51

5. Step By Step (Benny Hester, Jeff Lams) -4:39

6. One More Time -4:12

7. Goodbye Salty -4:43

8. Real Change -4:28

9. You Loved Me -4:09

10. Christ the Solid Rock (Edward Mote, William B. Bradbury) -2:30

Radio singles

1981 - 1982 "Nobody Knows Me Like You" -#3 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC,

#41 Billboard Adult Contemporary

1981 "Come Back" -#16 Christian CHR

1982 "One More Time" -#19 Christian CHR

Next release: Legacy (1983)

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