Last Date (song)

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"Last Date"
Single by Floyd Cramer
from the album Last Date
Released 1960 (1960)
Genre Country
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Floyd Cramer

"Last Date" is a 1960 instrumental written and performed by Floyd Cramer. It exemplifies the "slip note" style of piano playing that Cramer made popular. It peaked at number 11 on the country chart[1] and at number two on the Hot 100. Cramer's recording inspired a number of successful cover versions, including a vocal adaptation by Conway Twitty.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
New Zealand "Lever Hit Parade"[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 2
Canada - CHUM Hit Parade[4] 4
Australian Kent Music Report 8

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 91. 
  2. ^ "Lever Hit Parade" 23-Feb-1961, Flavour of New Zealand. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Floyd Cramer Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "1050 CHUM - CHUM Charts". Archived from the original on July 21, 2006. Retrieved 2016-10-16.  Chart No. 187, November 28, 1960. CHUM.
  5. ^ Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  6. ^ Al Hirt, Cotton Candy Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  7. ^ The Soul Runners, "Last Date" single release Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 361. 
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 153.