Hello Walls

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"Hello Walls"
Single by Faron Young
from the album Hello Walls
B-side"Congratulations"
ReleasedMarch 1961 (U.S.)
Format7"
RecordedJanuary 7, 1960
GenreCountry
Length2:26
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Willie Nelson
Producer(s)Ken Nelson
Marvin Hughes
Faron Young singles chronology
"Forget the Past"
(1960)
"Hello Walls"
(1961)
"Backtrack"
(1961)

"Hello Walls" is an American country music song first recorded by Faron Young. It became a massive hit in 1961, reaching #1 country and spent 23 weeks on the chart.[1] On other charts, it peaked at #12 pop, and was Young's only top 40 pop hit in the United States. “Hello Walls” introduced its songwriter – Willie Nelson – to a national audience.[2] In 1996, Nelson recorded a rock version of the song with the band The Reverend Horton Heat for the album Twisted Willie.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 12
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 13
Australian Kent Music Report 69

Other recordings[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 405.
  2. ^ Malone, Bill, "Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection" ((booklet included with Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection 4-disc set). Smithsonian Institution, 1990), p.57.
  3. ^ Hochman, Steve (January 27, 1996). "ALBUM REVIEWS / POP : 'Twisted Willie' Gives Nelson Grunge Honors Treatment". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Atlantic Records discography
  5. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved May 28, 2017.

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