|Single by Faron Young|
|from the album Hello Walls|
|Released||March 1961 (U.S.)|
|Recorded||January 7, 1961|
|Faron Young singles chronology|
"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. 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.
|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|
- Ralph Emery had an answer song called "Hello Fool" in 1961, which peaked at #4 on the Country Charts. That song was Emery's only hit as a singer.
- Willie Nelson recorded it the very next year for his debut album And Then I Wrote in 1962.
- Esther Phillips recorded it for Atlantic Records in 1964.
- Bing Crosby recorded it in 1965 for his album Bing Crosby Sings the Great Country Hits.
- Ricky Nelson covered "Hello Walls" on his 1966 Country Album Bright Lights & Country Music (Decca DL74779).
- Brook Benton recorded it on his My Country album in 1966.
- The Reverend Horton Heat covered it on the 1996 tribute album Twisted Willie.
- Sheb Wooley, in his "Ben Colder" persona, recorded a parody about a drunk talking to the wall.
In popular culture
- Willie Nelson's version made an appearance on NBC's Parks and Recreation when character Ron Swanson was shown to be listening to the song.
- "Hello Walls" makes a brief appearance in the Dale Earnhardt biopic, "3."
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 405.
- 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.
- Atlantic Records discography
- "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
by Marty Robbins
|Billboard Hot C&W Sides
May 8-July 3, 1961
by Kitty Wells
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