Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room

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Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
Studio album by Dwight Yoakam
Released August 2, 1988
Recorded Capitol Studios
"A", "B", and "C"
Hollywood, CA
Genre Country
Length 37:11
Label Reprise
Producer Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam chronology
Hillbilly Deluxe
Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
Just Lookin' for a Hit
Professional ratings
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Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link

Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room is the third studio album by country singer Dwight Yoakam. The album contains Yoakam's first two No. 1 Hot Country Singles hits. The first was "Streets of Bakersfield," a duet with country music veteran Buck Owens, who had originally released a version of the song in 1973. The second was an original composition of Yoakam's called "I Sang Dixie." A third song on the album, "I Got You, also an original composition, rose to #5. The title song, "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)," also charted, but only to the #46 spot.[1]

Track listing[edit]


  1. "I Got You" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:28
  2. "One More Name" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:05
  3. "What I Don't Know" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:46
  4. "Home of the Blues" (Johnny Cash, Glenn Douglas, Lillie McAlpine) - 2:52
  5. "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)" (Dwight Yoakam) - 4:31
  6. "I Hear You Knockin'" (J.D. Miller) - 3:12
  7. "I Sang Dixie" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:47
  8. "Streets of Bakersfield" [with Buck Owens] (Homer Joy) - 2:48
  9. "Floyd County" (Dwight Yoakam) - 2:55
  10. "Send Me the Pillow" (Hank Locklin) - 3:00
  11. "Hold On to God" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:14


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 68
Canadian RPM Country Albums 17
Canadian Albums Chart 47
RIANZ New Zealand Albums Chart 37
Swedish Albums Chart 37


Year Single Chart positions
US Country CAN Country
1988 "Streets of Bakersfield" (with Buck Owens) 1 *
"I Sang Dixie" 1 *
1989 "I Got You" 5 5
"Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)" 46 52
* denotes unknown peak positions


The album was one of Rolling Stones' highest rated albums of 1988, at number 14.[2] The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[3] Writing in 2014, the alternative weekly Nashville Scene said the album "established him (Yoakam) as a master of persona, as well as an ingenious record-maker and self-deprecating songwriter."[4]


  1. ^ "BUENAS NOCHES FROM A LONELY ROOM by DWIGHT YOAKAM". rockandrolljunkie.com. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone's Highest Rated Albums of 1988". RollingStone.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  3. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 
  4. ^ "Dwight Yoakam's career is a singular one, which navigates the dubious straits of country authenticity". NashvilleScene.com. 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 

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Preceded by
Old 8x10
by Randy Travis
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 22, 1988
Succeeded by
Greatest Hits
by The Judds