Lost in the Fifties Tonight

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Lost in the Fifties Tonight
Studio album by Ronnie Milsap
Released 1986
Genre Country
Label RCA Records
Producer Ronnie Milsap, Rob Galbraith, Tom Collins
Ronnie Milsap chronology
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
(1985)Greatest Hits, Vol. 21985
Lost in the Fifties Tonight
Christmas with Ronnie Milsap
(1986)Christmas with Ronnie Milsap1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Lost in the Fifties Tonight is the seventeenth studio album by 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 #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 scheduled to be re-released as a double album with 1987s 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)
  2. "In Love" (Reid, Bruce Dees)
  3. "Old Fashioned Girl Like You" (Reid, Naomi Martin)
  4. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong)
  5. "Don't Take It Tonight" (Reid, Seals)
  6. "How Do I Turn You On" (Reid, Byrne)
  7. "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby" (M. Sylvia, G. Lopez)
  8. "Nashville Moon" (Roger Murrah, John Schweers)
  9. "I Only Remember the Good Times" (Reid, Martin)
  10. "Money (That's What I Want)" (Janice Bradford, Berry Gordy)


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.

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1985) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 121


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. 
Preceded by
Will the Wolf Survive
by Waylon Jennings
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 21, 1986
Succeeded by
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.
by Dwight Yoakam