Release Date

July 1, 1973

Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell and Al Jackson Jr., this song was one of three hit singles from the Call Me album along with “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” and “Call Me (Come Back Home).”
“You Ought to Be With Me” was Green’s fifth gold-certified single. He would go on to earn three more, the last being “Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)” in 1974. This song was also a hit on the US Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart, where it held the top position for one week in December 1972.