Sioux City Sue

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"Sioux City Sue" is a 1945 song and a 1946 movie. Lyricist Ray Freedman and composer Dick Thomas wrote the song. It was a number one hit for singer Dick Thomas.[1] The song was Thomas' first chart entry on the Juke Box Folk Records chart and was also his most successful release: "Sioux City Sue" spent four weeks at number one and a total of twenty-three weeks on the charts.[2]

Gene Autry sang this title song in the movie, the first film he made after leaving military service at the end of World War II. Bing Crosby also had a hit with this song.[3]


  1. ^ "Sioux City Sue" covers, filmography, and lyrics.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 343. 
  3. ^ Gilliland, John (1994). Pop Chronicles the 40s: The Lively Story of Pop Music in the 40s (audiobook). ISBN 978-1-55935-147-8. OCLC 31611854.  Tape 3, side B.
Preceded by
"With Tears in My Eyes" by Wesley Tuttle
Most Played Juke Box Folk Records
number one single by Dick Thomas

November 17, 1945
December 1, 1945
Succeeded by
"Shame on You" by Lawrence Welk Orchestra with Red Foley
"It's Been So Long Darling" by Ernest Tubb