Optimistic (Skeeter Davis song)

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Single by Skeeter Davis
B-side "Blueberry Hill"
Released September 1961
Format 7" single
Recorded June 29, 1961
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
Genre Country, Nashville Sound
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Aubrey Freeman
Producer(s) Chet Atkins
Skeeter Davis singles chronology
"The Hands You're Holding Now"
"Where I Ought to Be"

"Optimistic" is a song written by Aubrey Freeman. In 1961, Skeeter Davis recorded and released the song as a single for RCA Victor.

"Optimistic" was recorded on June 29, 1961 at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.[1] The song was released as a single in September of 1961 also, and it peaked at number ten on the Billboard Magazine Hot C&W Sides chart later that year. The single became Davis' fourth top-ten hit on the country chart at that point. The song was not originally issued onto an official album.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides 10


  1. ^ a b "Skeeter Davis discography". Praguefrank's Country Discographies. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.