Amanda (Don Williams song)
|Single by Don Williams|
|from the album Volume 1|
|A-side||"Come Early Morning"|
|Recorded||ca. March 1973|
|Don Williams singles chronology|
|Single by Waylon Jennings|
|from the album Greatest Hits|
|B-side||"Lonesome, On'ry, And Mean"|
July 15, 1974 (original)|
1979 (new overdubs for single release)
|Waylon Jennings singles chronology|
"Amanda" is a 1973 song written by Bob McDill and recorded by both Don Williams (1973) and Waylon Jennings (1974). "Amanda" was Waylon Jennings's eighth solo number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for three weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
As recorded by Jennings, "Amanda" had been a track on his 1974 album The Ramblin' Man, but was not released as a single at that time; two other tracks, "I'm a Ramblin' Man" and "Rainy Day Woman," were. More than 4½ years later, new overdubs were added to the original track and placed on his first greatest hits album. In April 1979 the song was issued as a single, and it soon became one of the biggest country hits of 1979.
"Amanda" was first recorded and released as a single by country singer Don Williams in the summer of 1973 as the flip side of his No. 12 hit "Come Early Morning." Williams' version reached No. 33 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
The master for both "Come Early Morning" and "Amanda," along with Williams' other recordings for JMI Records, were sold to ABC-Dot Records in 1974.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||33|
|Australian Kent Music Report||65|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||54|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||40|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||67|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||7|
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 208. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Whitburn, p. 463
- Billy Joe Royal, "Amanda" Retrieved September 23, 2012.
- "Don Williams Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "Waylon Jennings Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "Waylon Jennings Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
- "Waylon Jennings Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
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