You Ought to Be with Me

Album: Call Me (1972)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell and Al Jackson Jr., this song was one of three hit singles from the Call Me album (along with "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" and "Call Me (Come Back Home)."
  • This song was Green's fifth gold-certified single. He would go on to earn three more, the last being "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" in 1974.
  • This song was also a hit on the US Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart, where it held the top position for one week in December 1972.
  • This song was featured in the 1997 romantic drama Love Jones, starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long.
  • Pete Rock's "You Remind Me" and Ghostface Killah's "260" both sample this song.

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