Fifteen Years Ago
|"Fifteen Years Ago"|
|Single by Conway Twitty|
|from the album Fifteen Years Ago|
|B-side||"Up Comes the Bottle"|
|Recorded||April 2, 1970
Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
|Conway Twitty singles chronology|
"Fifteen Years Ago" is a song written by Raymond Smith, and recorded by American country music artist Conway Twitty. It was released in September 1970 as the first single and title track from the album Fifteen Years Ago. The song was Twitty's fifth number one on the U.S. country singles chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of 16 weeks on the chart.
The song is about a man who still thinks about a former girlfriend, with whom he had broken up 15 years earlier after a deep, emotional relationship. His memories of the past are triggered when he runs into an old friend who mentions the ex-girlfriend's name, and despite his best efforts to make his wife happy he is troubled by his persisting thoughts of the past relationship.
- Conway Twitty — vocals
- Joe E. Lewis, The Jordanaires — background vocals
- Harold Bradley — electric 6-string bass guitar
- Grady Martin — electric guitar
- Larry Butler — piano
- Ray Edenton — acoustic guitar
- John Hughey — steel guitar
- Tommy Markham — drums and percussion
- Bob Moore — bass
Covers and parodies
In 1971, comedian Sheb Wooley, recording under his alias Ben Colder, recorded a parody of the song called "Fifteen Beers Ago."
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||81|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 360.
- The Conway Twitty Collection (Media notes). Conway Twitty. Universal City, California: MCA Records. MCAD4-11095.
- "Conway Twitty Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "Conway Twitty Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
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|Billboard Hot Country Singles
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|RPM Country Tracks
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