Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone

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"Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone?"
Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone? - Charley Pride.jpg
Single by Charley Pride
from the album Charley Pride's 10th Album
B-side

"Things Are Looking Up" (U.S.)

"Wings of a Dove" (Intl.)
Released February 1970
Genre Country
Length 2:13
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Glenn Martin
Dave Kirby
Producer(s) Jack Clement
Charley Pride singles chronology
"(I'm So) Afraid of Losing You Again"
(1969)
"Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone?"
(1970)
"Wonder Could I Live There Anymore"
(1970)

"(I'm So) Afraid of Losing You Again"
(1969)
"Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone"
(1970)
"Wonder Could I Live There Anymore"
(1970)

"Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone" is a song written by Glenn Martin and Dave Kirby, and recorded by American country music artist Charley Pride. It was released in February 1970 as the first single from the album Charley Pride's 10th album. "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone" was Charley Pride's third number one in a row on the country charts. The single spent two weeks at number one and a total of 16 weeks on the country chart.[1] Charley's manager, Jack D. Johnson, was given a demonstration tape of this song and rewrote it, changing the chords, lyrics, and arrangement to better fit his client, Charley Pride. Charley recorded and made this rewrite his third number-one hit. Jack did not take songwriter's credit, as he was working for the success of his client. Jack wrote other songs, including "Too Hard To Say I'm Sorry", also sung by Charley Pride, cowritten with Jack Clement.

Nancy Sinatra recorded a version of the song which was featured on the B-side of her 1971 single, "Hook And Ladder". The song was included on her 2009 digital collection, Cherry Smiles: The Rare Singles.

The song was also a popular part of the repertoire of Texas musician Doug Sahm, who recorded it in 1973, then again in 1991 with his group, the Texas Tornados.

Bengt Palmers wrote lyrics in Swedish, Kan ingen tala om för mig när tåget går? ("Can anybody tell me when the train departs"), allowing Siv-Inger to score Svensktoppen hit for six weeks during the 10 February – 17 March 1974 period, peaking at fourth place.[2] In 2008, Swedish dansband Drifters covered the song with these lyrics on the cover album Tycker om dig: Svängiga låtar från förr.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944–2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 276. 
  2. ^ Svensktoppen – 1974
  3. ^ "Charley Pride Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Charley Pride Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.