Seven Lonely Days

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"Seven Lonely Days"
Single by Georgia Gibbs
Released February 1953
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman, Marshall Brown
Georgia Gibbs singles chronology
"My Favorite Song"
(1952)
"Seven Lonely Days"
(1953)
"For Me, For Me"
(1953)

"Seven Lonely Days" is a song written by Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman, and Marshall Brown. It was originally recorded by American singer Georgia Gibbs with orchestra conducted by Glenn Osser and the Yale Brothers choir in December 1952 and released in February 1953,[1] peaking at number 5 in the US chart.[2]

Bonnie Lou, The Crows, Gisele MacKenzie, Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, Wanda Jackson, Dave Dudley, Jean Shepard, Lynn Anderson, Sheila & B.Devotion, Kristi Rose and the Midnight Walkers, Petty Booka, Kirsten Siggaard, Smoking Pops, Wenche Hartmann, Cowslingers, and Marti Brom performed the song later.[1]

Original chart performance[edit]

Chart (1953) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5

Bonnie Lou version[edit]

"Seven Lonely Days"
Single by Bonnie Lou
from the album Bonnie Lou Sings
B-side "Just Out of Reach"
Released March 1953
Genre Country
Label King
Writer(s) Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman, Marshall Brown
Bonnie Lou singles chronology
"Tennessee Wig Walk"
(1945)
"Seven Lonely Days"
(1953)
"Scrap of Paper"
(1953)

Country music and rock and roll singer Bonnie Lou released the song as a single in March 1953. It peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Magazine Most Played C&W in Juke Boxes chart[3] and was later included on her 1958 album, Bonnie Lou Sings.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1953) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W in Juke Boxes 7

Gisele MacKenzie version[edit]

"Seven Lonely Days"
Single by Gisele MacKenzie
A-side Till I Waltz Again With You
Released July 1953
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman, Marshall Brown

Canadian singer Gisele MacKenzie performed her own version of Seven Lonely Days in July 1953. It reached the sixth place in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1953) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 6

Jean Shepard version[edit]

"Seven Lonely Days"
Single by Jean Shepard
from the album Seven Lonely Days
B-side "Invisible Tears"
Released August 1969
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Jean Shepard singles chronology
"I'm Tied Around Your Finger"
(1969)
"Seven Lonely Days"
(1969)
"Then He Touched Me"
(1969)

In 1969, Jean Shepard released a version from her album Seven Lonely Days. It was her first single to become a major hit since 1967's "Your Forevers Don't Last Very Long". Shepard's versions reached number 18 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart and number 34 on the RPM Country Singles chart.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 18
Canadian RPM Country Singles 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Seven Lonely Days by Georgia Gibbs with Orchestra Conducted by Glenn Osser". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Songs written by Alden Shuman". MusicVF.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.