Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)"
Single by The Judds
from the album Rockin' with the Rhythm
Released January 1986
Format 7"
Recorded 1985
Genre Country
Length 4:16
Label RCA/Curb
Writer(s) Jamie O'Hara
Producer(s) Brent Maher
The Judds singles chronology
"Have Mercy"
(1985)
"Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)"
(1986)
"Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain"
(1986)

"Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)" is the title of a song written by Jamie O'Hara, and recorded by American country music duo The Judds. It was released in January 1986 as the second single from the album Rockin' with the Rhythm. The song became The Judds' sixth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart.[1]

Content[edit]

"Grandpa" — as the song is sometimes known — is a reflection on days gone by, wherein the narrator expresses discontent about the decline in traditional values, the hectic lifestyle of the day and how progress hasn't always been positive ("They call it progress/But I just don't know"). The refrain reflects on the values of yesterday, such as marriages staying intact for a lifetime, fathers maintaining their responsibilities to help raise children, families going to church, promises being kept, and how right and wrong were clearly defined.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 184. 
Preceded by
"Once in a Blue Moon"
by Earl Thomas Conley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 10, 1986
Succeeded by
"Ain't Misbehavin'"
by Hank Williams, Jr.
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 24, 1986