Funny Face (Donna Fargo song)

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"Funny Face"
Single by Donna Fargo
from the album The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.
B-side"How Close You Come (To Being Gone)"
ReleasedAugust 1972[1]
Format7"
RecordedApril 1972
GenreCountry
Length2:46
LabelDot Records 17429
Songwriter(s)Donna Fargo
Producer(s)Stan Silver
Donna Fargo singles chronology
"The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A."
(1972)
"Funny Face"
(1972)
"Superman"
(1973)

"Funny Face' is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Donna Fargo. It was released in August 1972 as the second single from the album The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA. "Funny Face" hit number one on the country chart and was a Gold Record. "Funny Face" remained number one for three weeks and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the chart.[2] "Funny Face" also crossed over to the pop chart, peaking at number five.[3]

Fargo revealed to Tom Roland in The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits that she originally offered comedian George Lindsey the chance to record the song first, but he turned it down. "It was a natural song for me to write, 'cause my husband used to call me 'funny face' and I used to call him 'fuzzy face' because he always wore a beard," she told Roland. "It was just kind of a little song to him." She wrote 16 verses to it but decided to use only the first two in her record.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
Australian "Go-Set" National Top 60 2
New Zealand Listener 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/doa17429
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 119.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 219.
  4. ^ Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2), p. 75.

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