Yesterday's Wine (song)

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"Yesterday's Wine"
Single by Willie Nelson
from the album Yesterday's Wine
Released 1971
Genre Country
Length 3:15
Label RCA
Writer(s) Willie Nelson
Producer(s) Felton Jarvis
Willie Nelson singles chronology
"I'm a Memory"
(1971)
"Yesterday's Wine"
(1971)
"Me and Paul"
(1971)

"Yesterday's Wine" is the title track of the 1971 album of the same name by Willie Nelson. The track was also written by Willie Nelson.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 62

Merle Haggard/George Jones version[edit]

"Yesterday's Wine"
Single by Merle Haggard and George Jones
from the album A Taste of Yesterday's Wine
B-side "I Haven't Found Her Yet"
Released August 7, 1982
Genre Country
Length 3:15
Label Epic
Writer(s) Willie Nelson
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)"
(1982)
"Yesterday's Wine"
(1982)
"Going Where the Lonely Go"
(1982)
George Jones singles chronology
"Same Ole Me"
(1982)
"Yesterday's Wine"
(1982)
"C.C. Waterback"
(1983)

In 1982, Merle Haggard and George Jones recorded a duet of "Yesterday's Wine" which became a number one single on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of ten weeks.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 182. 
Preceded by
"Put Your Dreams Away"
by Mickey Gilley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 9, 1982
Succeeded by
"I Will Always Love You"
by Dolly Parton