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"
ReleasedMay 15, 1982
GenreCountry
Length4:14
LabelEpic
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)

"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 song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart[1] and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

Content[edit]

The theme of the song is the concern over irreversible moral decay.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merle Haggard Billboard Singles
  2. ^ RPM Country Tracks
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Talent in Acction" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 94 no. 51. December 25, 1982. p. TIA-24. Retrieved June 22, 2021.