All-American Boy [Chart Rankings]


re: All American Boy posting by Colin Bratkovich

Bobby Bare’s version of “All American Boy” has probably been played by
every country station on Earth, but it never charted country. It did
reach #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in early 1959 while The Platters held
the top spot with “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”.

Grandpa Jones’ Decca recording of “All American Boy” did reach
Billboard’s country chart, peaking at #21 on February 23, 1959 and
staying for two weeks.
Grandpa Jones – The All-American Boy

Grandpa charted just once more, with “T for Texas” on Monument. It spent
sixteen weeks on the chart in 1962 and 1963, peaking at #5.
Grandpa Jones – T For Texas

“T for Texas” was the first of the blue yodels written by Jimmie
Rodgers. He recorded it in November, 1927 for the Camden label of the
Victor Talking Machine Co. It was a #2 pop hit in 1928.
Jimmie Rodgers (Blue Yodel #1) T For Texas


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Dick Ellingson

Author: Dick Ellingson

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