Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me” reach #1 for a two-week stay in December
1957, with sales estimated at 1.5 million copies. It become a landmark
record of the soul genre, which Cooke helped create. It was named as
one of the 500 most important rock and roll recordings by the Rock &
Roll Hall of Fame. In 2005, the song was voted #115 by members of
the music industry and press in Rolling Stone magazine’s The 500
Greatest Songs of All Time.