The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde (song)
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The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde Song
"The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde"
Haggard - Bonnie Clyde single.JPG
Single by Merle Haggard and The Strangers
from the album The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde
"Today I Started Loving You Again"
ReleasedFebruary 1968
RecordedJanuary 31, 1968 ("The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde")
February 1, 1968 ("Today I Started Loving You Again")
both Capitol Recording Studio,
Hollywood, California
GenreCountry
Length2:06 ("The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde")
2:20 ("Today I Started Loving You Again")
LabelCapitol
Merle Haggard
Bonnie Owens
Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard and The Strangers singles chronology
"Sing Me Back Home"
(1967)
"The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde"
(1968)
"Mama Tried"
(1968)

"The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde'" is a song written by American country music artists Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens and performed by Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in January 1968 as the first single and title track from the album The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde. The song was Haggard and The Strangers fourth number one on the U.S. country singles chart. The single spent two weeks at number one and a total of 14 weeks on the country chart.[1]

Content

The song is a condensed biography of the famed outlaw duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, starting from the time they met to their violent death in an ambush.

B-side

The B-side of the single was "Today I Started Loving You Again." A ballad composed by Haggard and Bonnie Owens, the song neither charted on its own as a single nor was listed as a flip-side "tag-along" hit. Nonetheless, "Today I Started Loving You Again" became one of Haggard's most popular songs and would be a staple of classic country music radio stations' playlists.

Chart performance

Released in February 1968, The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde was Merle Haggard's fourth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in April. The song spent two weeks at No. 1.

Chart (1968) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks[3] 3

Covers

The song was covered by a number of other artists, including Tammy Wynette.

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 146.
  2. ^ "Merle Haggard Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Item: 7987 - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved .

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