Overnight Success (song)

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"Overnight Success"
George Strait - Overnight Success single.png
Single by George Strait
from the album Beyond the Blue Neon
B-side "Hollywood Squares"
Released November 6, 1989
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:11
Label MCA 53755
Writer(s) Sanger D. Shafer
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen & George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Ace in the Hole"
"Overnight Success'"
"Love Without End, Amen"

"Overnight Success" the title of a song written by Sanger D. Shafer and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in November 1989 as the fourth and final single from his album Beyond the Blue Neon.

Chart performance[edit]

"Overnight Success" peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles[1] and number 7 on RPM Country Tracks. This was the first single of Strait's to miss number one since "You're Something Special to Me" in 1986, and broke Strait's string of 11 consecutive number one country hits. The song's B-side, "Hollywood Squares", spent five weeks on the Hot Country Singles charts and peaked at number 67 based on unsolicited airplay[2]

Chart (1989–1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 7
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 81
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 51


  1. ^ Billboard, November 11, 1989
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 406–408. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9198." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 3, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.