Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good

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"Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good"
Single by Don Williams
from the album Especially for You
B-side "Smooth Talkin' Baby"
Released November 1981
Genre Country
Length 4:06
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Dave Hanner
Producer(s) Don Williams
Garth Fundis
Don Williams singles chronology
"If I Needed You"
(1981)
"Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good"
(1981)
"Listen to the Radio"
(1982)
"If I Needed You"
(1981)
"Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good"
(1981)
"Listen to the Radio"
(1982)

"Lord, I Hope This Day is Good" is a song written by Dave Hanner, and recorded by American country music artist Don Williams. It was released in November 1981 as the third single from the album Especially for You. "Lord, I Hope This Day is Good" was Don Williams' twelfth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of twenty weeks on the country music charts.[1] Hanner also recorded the song as a member of Corbin/Hanner, who released it as the b-side to the 1982 single "One Fine Morning."[2]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Anne Murray recorded a version of the song on her 1999 inspirational album.
  • Lee Ann Womack also recorded a version of the song on her 2000 album I Hope You Dance.
  • Keb' Mo' covered the song of the Williams tribute album Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981–1982) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 463. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, p. 104
  3. ^ "Don Williams – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Don Williams.
Preceded by
"Only One You"
by T. G. Sheppard
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 27, 1982
Succeeded by
"You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had"
by Ed Bruce
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 6, 1982
Succeeded by
"Do Me with Love"
by Janie Fricke