Debby Boone You Light Up My Life Cover versus LeAnn Rimes (Videos)

Debby Boone You Light Up My Life

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Compare the Debby Boone You Light Up My Life performance to the cover of this song by LeAnn Rimes.......

The Debby Boone You Light Up My Life cover version became the best known version of this song and held the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks in 1977 .   Debby Boone is the daughter of singer Pat Boone and the granddaughter to country singer Red Foley.  Deborah Anne Boone was born September 22, 1956 and went on to become an American singer, author, and actress. She is best known for this hit song and winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist the following year.    Boone later focused her music career on country music and achieved the 1980 No. 1 country hit “Are You on the Road to Lovin’ Me Again”. In the 1980s, she recorded Christian music which garnered her four top 10 Contemporary Christian albums as well as two more Grammy Awards.

Watch both Debby Boone and LeAnn Rimes cover versions of this song and see the written lyrics below.

Debby Boone You Light Up My Life

Twenty years after Boon’s version, LeAnn Rimes released her own version of “You Light Up My Life” as a single in 1997.  LeAnn’s version fared modestly by comparison to the original at radio (No. 34 Pop, No. 48 Country). Her single was certified gold and was the title track to her No. 1 pop and country album, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs.

The Debby Boone You Light Up My Life song Covered by LeAnn Rimes

“You Light Up My Life” is a ballad written by Joseph Brooks and was originally recorded by Kasey Cisy before being made famous by Debby Boone.

Debby Boone You Light Up My Life Lyrics

So many nights I’d sit by my window
Waiting for someone to sing me his song
So many dreams I kept deep inside me
Alone in the dark, but now you’ve come along
And you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song
Rollin’ at sea, adrift on the water
Could it be finally I’m turning for home
Finally, a chance to say, “Hey, I love you”
Never again to be all alone
‘Cause you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song
‘Cause you, you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song
It can’t be wrong
When it feels so right
‘Cause you, you light up my life
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