Hey Bartender

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"Hey Bartender"
Single by Johnny Lee
from the album Hey Bartender
Released June 1983
Genre Country
Length 2:44
Label Full Moon
Songwriter(s) Dossie Terry
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
Johnny Lee singles chronology
"Sounds Like Love"
(1983)
"Hey Bartender"
(1983)
"My Baby Don't Slow Dance"
(1983)
"Sounds Like Love"
(1983)
"Hey Bartender"
(1983)
"My Baby Don't Slow Dance"
(1983)

"Hey Bartender" is a song written by Dossie Terry, copyright filing EU389235 dated 10MAR55[1] and renewed RE180048 11MAR83[2]. It was first recorded by Floyd Dixon in 1955 on Cat Records 114; the label credits Terry as composer[3]. A cover by Laurel Aitken in 1961 made the song a huge success, though the Blue Beat 45 label credited L. Aitken as composer[4]. It was subsequently covered and recorded live by The Blues Brothers in 1978 although the composer credit on the Atlantic Records release indicated Floyd Dickson[5]. It was also recorded by American country music artist Johnny Lee though his release also credited Floyd Dickson as composer[6]. It was released in June 1983 as the first single and title track from his album Hey Bartender. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart[7] and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

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