5:01 Blues

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"5:01 Blues"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album 5:01 Blues
B-side "Man from Another Time"
Released April 8, 1989
Genre Country
Length 3:14
Label Epic
Writer(s) Michael Garvin, Jeff Tweel
Producer(s) Merle Haggard, Mark Yeary
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"You Babe"
"5:01 Blues"
"A Better Love Next Time"

"5:01 Blues" is a song written by Michael Garvin and Jeff Tweel, and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in April 1989 as the first single and title track from the album 5:01 Blues. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 14
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 18


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 148. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6384." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 19, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.