Lucky Moon

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"Lucky Moon"
Single by The Oak Ridge Boys
from the album Unstoppable
B-side "Walkin' After Midnight"
Released March 23, 1991
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label RCA
Writer(s) Doug Johnson, Mark Wright
Producer(s) Richard Landis
The Oak Ridge Boys singles chronology
"(You're My) Soul and Inspiration"
(1990)
"Lucky Moon"
(1991)
"Change My Mind"
(1991)

"Lucky Moon" is a song written by Doug Johnson and Mark Wright and recorded by American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys. It was released in March 1991 as the first single from the album Unstoppable. The song reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] It was the group's last Top 10 hit.

Critical reception[edit]

Edward Morris wrote in a column for Billboard that "Besides being a catchy, sing-along tune, it's also one that unleashes the Oaks' rich, buoyant vocal harmonies. The lads haven't sounded this fresh in ages."[2]

Other versions[edit]

In 2011, the group rerecorded the song with a new arrangement and bass singer Richard Sterban on lead vocals for their It's Only Natural project at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The album included songs originally sung by Steve Sanders, who succeeded William Lee Golden on baritone vocals. The lineup on the new album included Golden.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 37
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 252. 
  2. ^ Morris, Edward (March 2, 1991). "Nashville Scene" (PDF). Billboard: 44. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1550." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 22, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Oak Ridge Boys – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Oak Ridge Boys.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.