Hey Bartender

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"Hey Bartender"
Single by Johnny Lee
from the album Hey Bartender
Released June 1983
Genre Country
Length 2:44
Label Full Moon
Writer(s) Floyd Dixon
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
Johnny Lee singles chronology
"Sounds Like Love"
(1983)
"Hey Bartender"
(1983)
"My Baby Don't Slow Dance"
(1983)

"Hey Bartender" is a song written by Floyd Dixon in 1954. A ska cover by Laurel Aitken in 1961[1] made the song a huge success. It was subsequently covered and recorded live by The Blues Brothers in 1978 and also recorded by American country music artist Johnny Lee. It was released in June 1983 as the first single from his album Hey Bartender. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart[2] and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Lost in the Feeling"
by Conway Twitty
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 3, 1983
Succeeded by
"You're Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation"
by Ronnie McDowell

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