Alabam (song)

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Single by Cowboy Copas
B-side "I Can"
Released June 1960
Genre Country
Label Starday
Writer(s) Cowboy Copas
Cowboy Copas singles chronology
"'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered"
"Flat Top"

"Alabam" is a 1960 song by Cowboy Copas. "Alabam" was the most successful release of Cowboy Copas and was his only single to hit the Hot 100, peaking at number sixty-three. On the country chart, "Alabam" was the sole number one single for Cowboy Copas, staying at the top spot for twelve weeks and spending thirty-four weeks on the chart.[1]

Guy Mitchell released a cover version in 1968. It reached No. 61 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Other cover versions include: Minnie Pearl in 1966, Lynn Anderson in 1970, Pat Boone, Willie Nelson, Bobby Vinton, and Hank Williams Jr.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 63


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 90. 
Preceded by
"Please Help Me, I'm Falling"
by Hank Locklin
Billboard Hot C&W Sides
number-one single

August 22-November 7, 1960
Succeeded by
"Wings of a Dove"
by Ferlin Husky