Midnight (Red Foley song)

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"Midnight'" is a 1952 single recorded by Red Foley, written by Boudleaux Bryant and Chet Atkins. "Midnight" would be Red Foley's ninth number one on the Country & Western charts, spending one week at number one and a total of eleven weeks on the chart.[1]

Hank Williams, on his final road trip the day before he died, sang an a cappella "Midnight" in the passenger seat. According to his driver, Charles Carr, it was the last song he remembers Hank singing.[2]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 124. 
  2. ^ Escott, Colin (2004). Hank Williams: The Biography. Back Bay Books. p. 266. 
Preceded by
"Back Street Affair" by Webb Pierce
Country & Western National Best Sellers
number one single by Red Foley

January 10, 1953
Succeeded by
"I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" by Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys