Hello Walls

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"Hello Walls"
Single by Faron Young
from the album Hello Walls
Released March 1961 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded January 7, 1961
Genre Country
Length 2:26
Label Capitol 4533
Writer(s) Willie Nelson
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Marvin Hughes
Faron Young singles chronology
"Forget the Past"
(1960)
"Hello Walls"
(1961)
"Backtrack"
(1961)

"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. [1] The record spent 23 weeks on the chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
position
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

Other recordings[edit]

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.

In Popular Culture[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malone, Bill, "Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection" ((booklet included with Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection 4-disc set). Smithsonian Institution, 1990), p.57.
  2. ^ Atlantic Records discography

See also[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006," 2007.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Don't Worry"
by Marty Robbins
Billboard Hot C&W Sides
number-one single

May 8-July 3, 1961
Succeeded by
"Heartbreak U.S.A."
by Kitty Wells