On this date 38 years ago in 1975, Linda Ronstadt was atop the U.S. singles charts with her version of the Clint Ballard Jr. penned “You’re No Good.” The song appeared on her Double Platinum career defining ” Heart Like A Wheel” on Capitol.
Ronstadt’s version benefited from the contribution of Andrew Gold. Gold provided virtually all the track’s instrumentation. Capitol was unsure whether to release “You’re No Good” or “When Will I Be Loved” as the lead single off Heart Like a Wheel only deciding to release “You’re No Good” a week after the album’s release. The track ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated 15 February 1975. “When Will I Be Loved” was the follow-up single.