Blue Side of Lonesome

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"Blue Side of Lonesome"
Single by Jim Reeves
from the album The Blue Side of Lonesome
B-side "It Hurts So Much (To See You Go)"
Released July 1966
Genre Country
Label RCA
Writer(s) Leon Payne
Producer(s) Chet Atkins
Jim Reeves singles chronology
"Distant Drums"
"Blue Side of Lonesome"
"I Won't Come In While He's There"

"Blue Side of Lonesome" is a song by Leon Payne, released in 1966 as a single by Jim Reeves (1923-1964). The single was Reeves' fifth posthumous release to reach number one on the U.S. country music chart. "Blue Side of Lonesome" stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of nineteen weeks on the chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 59
Canadian RPM Top Singles 68


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 286. 

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Preceded by
"Almost Persuaded"
by David Houston
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 15, 1966
Succeeded by
"Open Up Your Heart"
by Buck Owens