Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room

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Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
Studio album by Dwight Yoakam
Released August 2, 1988
Recorded Capitol Studios
"A", "B", and "C"
Hollywood, CA
Genre Country
Length 37:11
Label Reprise
Producer Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam chronology
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Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room is the third consecutive No. 1 Billboard Country Album by Dwight Yoakam. It features Yoakam's first two No. 1 Hot Country Singles hits. The first was "Streets of Bakersfield," a duet with country music veteran Buck Owens, and the second was Yoakam's own composition, "I Sang Dixie." The album's third big hit was the No. 5 "I Got You," also composed by Yoakam. A lesser hit was the title song, "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)," which only rose to the No. 46 position.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "I Got You" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:28
  2. "One More Name" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:05
  3. "What I Don't Know" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:46
  4. "Home of the Blues" (Johnny Cash/Glenn Douglas/Lillie McAlpine) - 2:52
  5. "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)" (Dwight Yoakam) - 4:31
  6. "I Hear You Knockin'" (J.D. Miller) - 3:12
  7. "I Sang Dixie" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:47
  8. "Streets of Bakersfield" [with Buck Owens] (Homer Joy) - 2:47
  9. "Floyd County" (Dwight Yoakam) - 2:55
  10. "Send Me the Pillow" (Hank Locklin) - 3:00
  11. "Hold On to God" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:14


  • Dwight Yoakam – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Pete Anderson – guitar, 6-string bass, background vocals, percussion; mandolin on "Send Me the Pillow"
  • Tom Brumley – pedal steel guitar
  • Al Perkins – Dobro
  • Taras Prodaniuk – bass
  • Dusty Wakeman – six-string bass ("Hold On to God"), percussion
  • Jeff Donavan – drums
  • Don Reed – fiddle
  • Skip Edwards – piano
  • Scott Joss – mandolin
  • Flaco Jiménez – accordion
  • Maria McKee – background vocals on "Send Me the Pillow"
  • The Lonesome Strangers (Jeff Rymes and Randy Weeks) – background vocals on "Hold On to God"
  • Jim Lauderdale – background vocals
  • Brantley Kearns – background vocals on "What I Don't Know"

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 68
Canadian RPM Country Albums 17
Canadian Albums Chart 47
RIANZ New Zealand Albums Chart 37
Swedish Albums Chart 37


Year Single Chart positions
US Country CAN Country
1988 "Streets of Bakersfield" (with Buck Owens) 1 *
"I Sang Dixie" 1 *
1989 "I Got You" 5 5
"Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)" 46 52
* denotes unknown peak positions


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Preceded by
Old 8x10
by Randy Travis
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 22, 1988
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits
by The Judds