It's Four in the Morning
|"It's Four in the Morning"|
|Single by Faron Young|
|from the album It's Four in the Morning|
|B-side||"It's Not the Miles"|
|Released||November 1971 (U.S.)|
|Label||Mercury Records 73250|
|Faron Young singles chronology|
"It's Four in the Morning" (also known as "Four in the Morning") is a song made famous by country music singer Faron Young. Released in 1971, the song became his first No. 1 hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart since 1961's "Hello Walls." The song was written by Jerry Chesnut.
The song was the title track to his 1971 album and became one of his best-known hits. It was also a major smash in the UK, somewhat rare for a country song, peaking at No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1972.
Its pop-crossover impact at home was far more minor, barely scraping the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 92. It sold over 500,000 copies in the UK, and 750,000 in North America by early 1973, earning Young a gold disc awarded by the RIAA.
"It's Four in the Morning" has also sealed a place in country music history. A live performance video clip of Young singing the song was the first music video to air on CMT when the cable television channel first launched on March 5, 1983 as CMTV.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||92|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
|U.K. Singles Chart||3|
|Irish Singles Chart||4|
- Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991, p. 63f (ISBN 0-82-307553-2).
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
"One's on the Way"
by Loretta Lynn
|Billboard Hot Country Singles
February 19-February 26, 1972
by Tammy Wynette
by Tammy Wynette
|RPM Country Tracks
February 26, 1972
by Anne Murray