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Funny How Time Slips Away on Wikipedia
"Funny How Time Slips Away"
Single by Billy Walker
ReleasedJuly 1961
Format7"
Recorded1961
GenreCountry
Length2:51
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Willie Nelson
Billy Walker singles chronology

"Funny How Time Slips Away" is a song written by Willie Nelson and first recorded by country singer Billy Walker. Walker's version peaked at number 23 on the Hot C&W Sides chart.[1] The tune is very similar to "When Two Worlds Collide" which was written by Roger Miller and Bill Anderson.[citation needed]

Cover versions

  • 1961 - Jimmy Elledge released a version as a single on RCA Victor, peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] His version sold over one million copies.
  • 1964 - Joe Hinton had a major crossover hit with his version which went to #1 on the Cash Box R&B chart and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in the U.S.[3]
  • 1965 - Ray Price released a version on his album The Other Woman.
  • 1965 - The Supremes released a version on their album, The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop, and included the song on 1974's Diana Ross & the Supremes Anthology.
  • 1967 - Harry James released a version on his album Our Leader!, with vocals by Ernie Andrews. (Dot DLP 3801 and DLP 25801)
  • 1971 - Elvis Presley released a version on his album Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old).
  • 1973 - Al Green released a version on his album Call Me.
  • 1974 - Bryan Ferry released a version on his album Another Time Another Place.
  • 1975 - Narvel Felts released a version which peaked at #12 on the Hot Country Singles chart.[4]
  • 1976 - Dorothy Moore released a version which reached #7 on the soul charts and #57 on the Hot 100[5]
  • 1982 - The Spinners recorded a version which peaked at #43 on the soul chart and #67 on the Hot 100.[6]
  • 1985 - The Green on Red, LP "No Free Lunch".
  • 1994 - Al Green and Lyle Lovett released a version on the compilation album Rhythm, Country and Blues. Green won his ninth Grammy Award for this version in the category of "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals".
  • 2005 - B.B. King and Bobby Bland did a version of the song for the album "B.B. King & Friends: 80". The album reached #45 in the Billboard 200 top albums chart.
  • 2005 - George Jones recorded a version on his album Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't, accompanied by Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano and Paul Franklin on steel guitar.
  • 2010 - A duet recorded by Willie Nelson and Juice Newton was released on Newton's album Duets, Friends & Memories. The recording was also released as a single.

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 368. 
  2. ^ Jimmy Elledge's "Funny How Time Slips Away" Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 256. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 120. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 412. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 545. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
   

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