Seven Lonely Days

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"Seven Lonely Days"
Single by Georgia Gibbs
ReleasedFebruary 1953
LabelMercury
Songwriter(s)Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman, Marshall Brown
Georgia Gibbs singles chronology
"My Favorite Song"
(1952)
"Seven Lonely Days"
(1953)
"For Me, For Me"
(1953)

"Seven Lonely Days" is a song written by Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman, and Marshall Brown. It was originally recorded by American singer Georgia Gibbs with orchestra conducted by Glenn Osser and the Yale Bros. choir in December 1952 and released in February 1953,[1] peaking at number 5 in the US chart.[2]

The song was later performed by Bonnie Lou, The Crows with Viola Watkins,[3] The Pinetoppers And The Marlin Sisters,[4] Gisele MacKenzie, Ivo Robić,[5] Kitty Wells, The Teddy Bears, Patsy Cline, The Migil 5,[6] Wanda Jackson, Dave Dudley, Dan Folger,[7] Jean Shepard, Owen Gray,[8] Lynn Anderson, Sheila & B.Devotion, Mario Cavallero et son orchestre (with Karine Miet),[9][10] Kristi Rose and the Midnight Walkers, k.d. lang,[11] Petty Booka, Kirsten Siggaard, Smoking Popes, Wenche Hartmann, Cowslingers, and Marti Brom.[1] The melody is the basis for the popular Chinese song Give Me a Kiss (给我一个吻).[12]

Original chart performance[edit]

Chart (1953) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5

Bonnie Lou version[edit]

"Seven Lonely Days"
Single by Bonnie Lou
from the album Bonnie Lou Sings
B-side"Just Out of Reach"
ReleasedMarch 1953
GenreCountry
LabelKing
Songwriter(s)Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman, Marshall Brown
Bonnie Lou singles chronology
"Tennessee Wig Walk"
(1945)
"Seven Lonely Days"
(1953)
"Scrap of Paper"
(1953)

Country music and rock and roll singer Bonnie Lou released the song as a single in March 1953. It peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Magazine Most Played C&W in Juke Boxes chart[13] and was later included on her 1958 album, Bonnie Lou Sings.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1953) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W in Juke Boxes 7

Gisele MacKenzie version[edit]

"Seven Lonely Days"
Single by Gisele MacKenzie
A-side"Till I Waltz Again With You"
ReleasedJuly 1953
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman, Marshall Brown

Canadian singer Gisele MacKenzie performed her own version of Seven Lonely Days in July 1953. It reached the sixth place in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1953) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 6

Jean Shepard version[edit]

"Seven Lonely Days"
Single by Jean Shepard
from the album Seven Lonely Days
B-side"Invisible Tears"
ReleasedAugust 1969
GenreCountry
LabelCapitol
Jean Shepard singles chronology
"I'm Tied Around Your Finger"
(1969)
"Seven Lonely Days"
(1969)
"Then He Touched Me"
(1969)

In 1969, Jean Shepard released a version from her album Seven Lonely Days. It was her first single to become a major hit since 1967's "Your Forevers Don't Last Very Long". Shepard's versions reached number 18 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart and number 34 on the RPM Country Singles chart.[13]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 18
Canadian RPM Country Singles 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Seven Lonely Days by Georgia Gibbs with Orchestra Conducted by Glenn Osser". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Songs written by Alden Shuman". MusicVF.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  3. ^ "The Crows – No Help Wanted / Seven Lonely Days" at Discogs
  4. ^ "The Pinetoppers And The Marlin Sisters / The Pinetoppers With The Marlin Sisters – Seven Lonely Days / It's Written In The Stars" at Discogs
  5. ^ Video on YouTube
  6. ^ Video on YouTube
  7. ^ Video on YouTube
  8. ^ Video on YouTube
  9. ^ Video on YouTube
  10. ^ Mario Cavallero Et Son Orchestre – Pop Hits Volume 44 at Discogs
  11. ^ Video on YouTube
  12. ^ She's a Lovely Girl (2013-09-08), Mandy Chan sings ShangHai Jazz 给我一个吻 Gei Wo Yi Ge Wen "Give Me a Kiss", retrieved 2019-03-22
  13. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.