Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)

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"Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Big City
B-side "I Always Get Lucky with You"
Released May 15, 1982
Genre Country
Length 4:14
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Big City"
(1981)
"Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)"
(1982)
"Going Where the Lonely Go"
(1982)

"Big City"
(1981)
"Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)"
(1982)
"Going Where the Lonely Go"
(1982)

"Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard backed by The Strangers. It was released in May 1982 as the third single from his album Big City. The theme of the song is the desire to return to a simpler time. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart[1] and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

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