Another Day, Another Dollar

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"Another Day, Another Dollar"
Single by Wynn Stewart
B-side"Donna on My Mind"
ReleasedAugust 1962 (1962-08)
RecordedFebruary 8, 1962
StudioCapitol (Hollywood)
LabelChallenge Records
Songwriter(s)Wynn Stewart
Producer(s)Joe Johnson
Wynn Stewart singles chronology
"Another Day, Another Dollar"
"I'm Not the Man I Used to Be"

"Another Day, Another Dollar" is a song written and recorded by American country artist Wynn Stewart. It was released as a single in 1962 and became a top 40 single that year.

Background and release[edit]

The phrase "Another Day, Another Dollar" itself comes from the building of the Panama Canal where workers were rumored to receive a single dollar a day as compensation for their labor.[2] The song was recorded on February 8, 1962 at the Capitol Recording Studio, located in Hollywood, California. The session was produced by Joe Johnson, Stewart's producer at Challenge Records. Four additional tracks were recorded during the same session.[3] The song was recorded in the Bakersfield Sound style of country. This sound had been created and adapted by west coast country artists and session musicians.[1]

"Another Day, Another Dollar" was released as a single on Challenge Records in August 1962.[4] The song spent a total of three weeks on the Billboard Country and Western Sides chart before reaching number 27 in December 1962.[5] "Another Day, Another Dollar" was Stewart's fourth charting single in his recording career. It was also his final charting single with the Challenge label before switching labels.[4]

The song regained popularity in 2011 when it was used in the commercial for the new Volkswagen Jetta.[6]

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl single[7]
  • "Another Day, Another Dollar" – 2:25
  • "Donna on My Mind" – 2:30


  • Wynn Stewart - vocals, guitar
  • Roy E. Nichols - guitar
  • Ralph Eugene Mooney - steel quitar
  • Robert Allen 'Bobby' Austin - bass
  • Helen ‘Peaches’ Price - drums
  • Robert Jim Pierce - piano

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 27


  1. ^ a b "Wishful Thinking: The Challenge Years: Wynn Stewart: Songs, Reviews, Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  2. ^ Zamorano, Juan; Martinez, Kathia (June 26, 2016). "Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes". The Big Story. Associated Press. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Stewart, Wynn (August 1962). ""Another Day, Another Dollar"/"Donna on My Mind" (Single Sleeve Insert)". Challenge Records.
  4. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  5. ^ ""Another Day, Another Dollar" chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  6. ^ "VW ad's song is still humming". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Wynn Stewart -- "Another Day, Another Dollar" (1962, Vinyl)". Discogs. 1962. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Wynn Stewart Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 August 2020.