Streets of Bakersfield

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Streets of Bakersfield"
Single by Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens
from the album Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
B-side "Please, Please Baby"
Released June 17, 1988
Format 45 record
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 2:47
Label Reprise 27964
Writer(s) Homer Joy
Producer(s) Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam chronology
"Always Late with Your Kisses"
"Streets of Bakersfield"
"I Sang Dixie"

"Streets of Bakersfield" is a 1973 song written by Homer Joy and popularized by Buck Owens.

Cover versions[edit]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the Yoakam/Owens single was directed by Marcus Stevens.


Actor and comedian Vince Vaughn sang the song live with Dwight Yoakam to a live audience in Bakersfield, California on his Wild West Comedy Tour.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944–2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 403. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Honky Tonk Moon"
by Randy Travis
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 15, 1988
Succeeded by
"Strong Enough to Bend"
by Tanya Tucker