Last Date (song)

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"Last Date"
Single by Floyd Cramer
from the album Last Date
Released 1960 (1960)
Genre Country
Label RCA
Writer(s) Floyd Cramer

"Last Date" is a 1960 instrumental written and performed by Floyd Cramer. It exemplifies the "slip note" style of piano playing that Cramer made popular. It peaked at number 11 on the country chart[1] and at number two on the Hot 100. Cramer's recording inspired a number of successful cover versions, including a vocal adaptation by Conway Twitty.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
New Zealand Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 4
Australian Kent Music Report 8

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 91. 
  2. ^ Al Hirt, Cotton Candy Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 361. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 153. 
Preceded by
"Grandma Harp"
by Merle Haggard
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Conway Twitty version)

May 27, 1972
Succeeded by
"The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A."
by Donna Fargo
Preceded by
"Together Again"
by Hank Smith
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
(Conway Twitty version)

June 3-June 10, 1972
Succeeded by
"Made in Japan"
by Buck Owens
Preceded by
"Going Where the Lonely Go"
by Merle Haggard
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Emmylou Harris version)

January 22, 1983
Succeeded by
"Talk to Me"
by Mickey Gilley