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"We did five takes of that song." Charlene Oliver 2022

Charlene Oliver 2022

Charlene Oliver is an American singer and songwriter best known for her hit single "I've Never Been to Me." The song was released in 1977, but it wasn't until it was re-released in 1982 that it became a hit.

"I've Never Been to Me" is a ballad that tells the story of a woman who has travelled the world and experienced many things but has never found true happiness or fulfilment. The lyrics are deeply emotional and personal, and Charlene's powerful vocals make the song a classic.

The song was written by Ron Miller and Kenneth Hirsch and was initially recorded by Charlene in 1976. It was released as a single, but it didn't chart. However, in 1982, the song was re-released with a different arrangement, and it became an instant hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.

"I've Never Been to Me" was Charlene's biggest hit and a beloved classic. Charlene continued to record music throughout the 1980s and 1990s, but she never achieved the same success as she did with "I've Never Been to Me."

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