The song “Honey” is about a man who has lost his woman and was written by singer-songwriter Bobby Russell. Bobby Goldsboro recorded it in 1968 for his album titled Honey. The song is also known as “Honey (I Miss You)” and was originally titled “Pledge of Love.” The song went to #1 on the U.S. Hot 100, Hot Country Singles, Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, Canadian RPM Country Tracks, and Canadian RPM Top Singles. It went to #2 on the U.K. Singles Chart. A re-released in 1975 also went to #2 in the U.K. and Australia. “Honey” sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record.
The Cincinnati Enquirer has it on its “worst songs of all-time” list, and Todd Leopold of CNN said it was “The Worst Song of All Time.” However, it was an international hit and has had many covers, so it has its fans. There are versions by Ronnie Aldrich, Ed Ames, Eddy Arnold, Ray Conniff, Frankie Laine, John D. Loudermilk, Dean Martin, Roger Miller, Ptti Page, Gary Puckett & The Union Gape, Andy Williams, Tammy Wynette, Four Tops, Jim Nabors, Roger Whittaker, Lawrence Welk, and Aaron Neville, just to name a few.
Bobby Goldsboro is a pop and country singer-songwriters, who was born in Marianna, Florida. He has had hits with “See the Funny Little Clown, “Little Things,” “It’s Too Late,” “Autumn of My Life,” “Watching Scotty Grow,” and “With Pen in Hand.”