No. 67: Sammi Smith, ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’ – Top 100 Country Love Songs
Sammi Smith’s version of a great Kris Kristofferson song made the Top 100 Country Songs list, and it was a no-brainer for a list of top country love songs, too. Her yearning vocals beg a lover to stay. Smith is in need of some companionship, and every man, woman and child knows it.
“Yesterday is dead and gone / And tomorrow’s out of sight / And it’s sad to be alone / Help me make it through the night,” Smith sings on this platinum chart-topper from 1970. A few others would cover ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night,’ but her version is best according to country fans. It would be Smith’s career song.
Listen to ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’ by Sammi Smith