Beneath Still Waters (song)

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"Beneath Still Waters"
Single by Diana Trask
B-side "Heartbreak Hotel"
Released March 28, 1970
Genre Country
Label Dot
Songwriter(s) Dallas Frazier
Diana Trask singles chronology
"I Fall to Pieces"
(1969)
"Beneath Still Waters"
(1970)
"The Chokin' Kind"
(1970)
"I Fall to Pieces"
(1969)
"Beneath Still Waters"
(1970)
"The Chokin' Kind"
(1970)

"Beneath Still Waters" is a song written by Dallas Frazier in 1967 and first recorded the same year by George Jones, who released it on his 1968 Album My Country. In 1970 it was recorded and released as a single by Diana Trask. "Beneath Still Waters" was her second hit on the country chart, spending two weeks and peaking at number thirty-eight.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 38
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 50
"Beneath Still Waters"
Single by Emmylou Harris
from the album Blue Kentucky Girl
B-side "'Til I Gain Control Again"
Released March 1, 1980
Genre Country
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Dallas Frazier
Producer(s) Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris singles chronology
"Blue Kentucky Girl"
(1979)
"Beneath Still Waters"
(1980)
"Wayfaring Stranger"
(1980)
"Blue Kentucky Girl"
(1979)
"Beneath Still Waters"
(1980)
"Wayfaring Stranger"
(1980)

Emmylou Harris version[edit]

In March 1981, Emmylou Harris scored her fourth number one hit on the country chart with her version of the song, which was the second single from her album Blue Kentucky Girl.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3

Cover versions[edit]

In 1979, Daniel Selby recorded the song for an album on Davis/Capitol.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 350. 
  2. ^ "Diana Trask – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Diana Trask.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 152. 
  4. ^ "Emmylou Harris – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Emmylou Harris.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again" by Debby Boone
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single by Emmylou Harris
May 10, 1980
Succeeded by
"Gone Too Far" by Eddie Rabbitt