Lost in the Fifties Tonight

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Lost in the Fifties Tonight
Studio album by
LabelRCA Records
ProducerRonnie Milsap, Rob Galbraith, Tom Collins
Ronnie Milsap chronology
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Lost in the Fifties Tonight
Christmas with Ronnie Milsap
Singles from Lost in the Fifties Tonight
  1. "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby"
    Released: March 8, 1986
  2. "In Love"
    Released: June 1986
  3. "How Do I Turn You On"
    Released: October 1986
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Lost in the Fifties Tonight is the seventeenth studio album by American country music artist Ronnie Milsap, released in 1986. The album produced four singles, all of which claimed the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart, including the title track, which was previously featured on Milsap's Second Greatest Hits Volume. The others included "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby", "In Love" and "How Do I Turn You On."

The album reached No. 1 on Country charts and peaked at #121 on the Billboard 200. It was ultimately certified as gold. The album went out of print in 2005, but was re-released as a double album with 1987's Heart & Soul on May 8, 2012.

Track listing[edit]

1."Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)"Mike Reid, Troy Seals, Fred Parris4:18
2."In Love"Reid, Bruce Dees4:34
3."Old Fashioned Girl Like You"Reid, Naomi Martin3:21
4."I Heard It Through the Grapevine"Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong4:24
5."Don't Take It Tonight"Reid, Seals5:10
6."How Do I Turn You On"Reid, Robert Byrne4:45
7."Happy, Happy Birthday Baby"Margo Sylvia, Gilbert Lopez3:41
8."Nashville Moon"Roger Murrah, John Schweers3:18
9."I Only Remember the Good Times"Reid, Martin4:00
10."Money (That's What I Want)"Janice Bradford, Berry Gordy5:21


As listed in liner notes.[2]

  • Brandon Barnes – synthesizer
  • Robert Byrne – background vocals
  • Larry Byromelectric guitar
  • Jimmy Capps – acoustic guitar
  • Bruce Dees – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Sonny Garrish – steel guitar
  • Jon Goin – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Jim Hornsaxophone
  • Mitch Humphries – keyboards
  • Shane Keister – keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming
  • Mike Lawler – synthesizer
  • Larrie Londindrums
  • Ronnie Milsap – lead vocals, background vocals, keyboards
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Lisa Silver – background vocals
  • Jay Spell – keyboards
  • Suzy Storm – background vocals
  • Diane Tidwell – background vocals
  • Marie Tomlinson – background vocals
  • Bergen White – background vocals
  • Dennis Wilson – background vocals
  • Bob Wray – bass guitar
  • Barbara Wyrick – background vocals
  • Roy Yeager – drums
  • Strings performed by the Nashville String Machine, arranged by Bergen White and conducted by Carlos Gorodetzky.



Year Single Peak
US Country US AC CAN Country CAN AC
1985 "Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)" 1 8 1 20
1986 "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby" 1 1
"In Love" 1 1
"How Do I Turn You On" 1 1


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Lost in the Fifties Tonight (cassette insert). Ronnie Milsap. RCA Records. 1986. 7194.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ "Ronnie Milsap Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Ronnie Milsap Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1986". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.