You Can't Be a Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine

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"You Can't Be a Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine"
Single by Donna Fargo
from the album Miss Donna Fargo
B-side "Just a Friend of Mine"
Released May 1974
Genre Country
Length 3:15
Label Dot
Songwriter(s) Marty Cooper
Producer(s) Stan Silver
Donna Fargo singles chronology
"I'll Try a Little Bit Harder"
(1974)
"You Can't Be a Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine"
(1974)
"US of A"
(1974)
"I'll Try a Little Bit Harder"
(1974)
"You Can't Be a Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine"
(1974)
"US of A"
(1974)

"You Can't Be a Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine" is a song recorded by American country artist Donna Fargo. It was released in May 1974 as the first single from the album Miss Donna Fargo. The song was Fargo's fifth number one on the U.S. country singles chart. The single spent a single week at number one and a total of eleven weeks on the chart.[1] The song was written by Marty Cooper.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 57
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 14
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 41
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 119. 
Preceded by
"Marie Laveau"
by Bobby Bare
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 27, 1974
Succeeded by
"Rub It In"
by Billy "Crash" Craddock
Preceded by
"Rub It In"
by Billy "Crash" Craddock
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 24, 1974
Succeeded by
"Old Man from the Mountain"
by Merle Haggard