|Single by Faron Young|
|from the album Hello Walls|
|Released||March 1961 (U.S.)|
|Recorded||January 7, 1961|
|Faron Young singles chronology|
"Hello Walls" is an American country music song recorded by Faron Young. It became a massive hit in 1961, reaching #1 country and #12 pop, and introduced its songwriter – Willie Nelson – to a national audience.  The record spent 23 weeks on the chart.
|U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||12|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening||13|
|Australian Kent Music Report||69|
Ralph Emery had an answer song called "Hello Fool" in 1961, which peaked at #4 on the Country Charts. That song was Emery's only hit as a singer.
- Willie Nelson recorded it the very next year for his debut album And Then I Wrote in 1962.
- Esther Phillips recorded it for Atlantic Records in 1964.
- Bing Crosby recorded it in 1965 for his album Bing Crosby Sings the Great Country Hits.
- Ricky Nelson covered "Hello Walls" on his 1966 Country Album Bright Lights & Country Music (Decca DL74779).
- Brook Benton recorded it on his My Country album in 1966.
- The Reverend Horton Heat covered it on the 1996 tribute album Twisted Willie.
- Sheb Wooley recorded a parody about a drunk talking to the wall.
In Popular Culture
- Willie Nelson's version made an appearance on NBC's Parks and Recreation when character Ron Swanson was shown to be listening to the song.
- "Hello Walls" makes a brief appearance in the Dale Earnhardt biopic, "3."
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006," 2007.
by Marty Robbins
|Billboard Hot C&W Sides
May 8-July 3, 1961
by Kitty Wells
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