I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)

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"I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)"
Single by John Anderson
from the album John Anderson 2
B-side "Havin' Hard Times"[1]
Released March 28, 1981
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:47
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Billy Joe Shaver
Producer(s) Norro Wilson
John Anderson singles chronology
"1959"
(1980)
"I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)"
(1981)
"Chicken Truck"
(1981)

"I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)" is a song written and originally recorded by Billy Joe Shaver. American country music artist John Anderson released the song in March 1981 as the first single from his album John Anderson 2. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

The song is briefly sung by the title character in one scene of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "John Anderson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Anderson.