Bouquet of Roses (song)

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"Bouquet of Roses"
Single by Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plow Boys
from the album Anytime
B-side "Texarkana Baby"
Released March 31, 1948
Format 7" single
Recorded May 18, 1947
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Steve Nelson
Bob Hilliard
Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plow Boys singles chronology
"Anytime"
(1948)
"Bouquet of Roses"
(1948)
"Just a Little Lovin' (Will Go a Long Way)"
(1948)

"Bouquet of Roses" is a 1948 song written by Steve Nelson (music) and Bob Hilliard (lyrics). It was originally recorded by Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plow Boys and his Guitar in Chicago on May 18, 1947. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalogue number 20-2806 (in USA)[1] and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue numbers BD 1234 and IM 1399. "Bouquet of Roses" was Eddy Arnold's third number one in a row on the Juke Box Folk Record chart and spent 19 weeks on the Best Selling Folk Records chart.[2]

The song spent 54 weeks on the country music charts, accounting for the longest amount of time spent on that chart. The record held until September 2010, when it was broken by Lee Brice's "Love Like Crazy."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1948–1949) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 13

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1949, Netherlandish singer Eddy Christiani recorded a still popular Netherlandish translation/interpretation of the song Bouquetje Rode Rozen that has been attributed to other Netherlandish songwriters. Because of the moment of release these Netherlandish claims are obviously fraudulent.
  • In 1975, Mickey Gilley recorded the song which peaked at number eleven on the country chart.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-2500 to 20-2999 series
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 29. 
  3. ^ Trust, Gary (7 September 2010). "Lee Brice Breaks Country Songs Longevity Record". Billboard. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 136. 

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Preceded by
"Anytime" by Eddy Arnold
Best Selling Retail Folk Records number-one single
June 5, 1948 (19 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Texarkana Baby" by Eddy Arnold
"Just a Little Lovin' (Will Go a Long Way)" by Eddy Arnold
Preceded by
"Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)"
by Tex Williams
Billboard Best Selling Retail Folk Records
number-one single of the year

1948
Succeeded by
"Lovesick Blues"
by Hank Williams