Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room

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Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
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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
(1987)
Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
(1988)
Just Lookin' for a Hit
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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]

CD[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

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
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

Singles[edit]

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

Legacy[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]

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