Bouquet of Roses (song)

"Bouquet of Roses"
Single by Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plowboys
B-sideTexarkana Baby[1]
PublishedJune 1, 1948 (1948-06-01) by Hill and Range Songs, Inc., Hollywood, Calif.[2]
ReleasedApril 5, 1948 (1948-04-05)[1]
RecordedMay 18, 1947 (1947-05-18)[3]
StudioRCA Victor Studio, 30 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL[3]
GenreCountry
Length2:33
LabelRCA Victor 20-2806[1]
Composer(s)Steve Nelson[2]
Lyricist(s)Bob Hilliard[2]
Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plowboys singles chronology
"Anytime"
(1948)
"Bouquet of Roses"
(1948)
"Just a Little Lovin' (Will Go a Long Way)"
(1948)

"Bouquet of Roses" is a 1948 song written by Steve Nelson (music) and Bob Hilliard (lyrics). It was originally recorded by Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plow Boys and his Guitar in Chicago on May 18, 1947. It was released by RCA Victor as catalogue number 20-2806 (in USA)[4] and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue numbers BD 1234 and IM 1399. "Bouquet of Roses" was Eddy Arnold's third number one in a row on the Juke Box Folk Record chart and spent 19 weeks on the Best Selling Folk Records chart.[5] In 1949, when RCA Victor introduced its new 45 RPM single format this record was among seven initial releases (Catalog #48-0001) and the first in the Country and Western category. Arnold would re-record "Bouquet of Roses" several times during his career.

The song spent 54 weeks on the country music charts, accounting for the longest amount of time spent on that chart. The record held until September 2010, when it was broken by Lee Brice's "Love Like Crazy."[6]

Chart performance

Chart (1948–1949) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 13

Cover versions

References

  1. ^ a b c "Victor 20-2806 (10-in. double-faced)". Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved 2023-07-28.
  2. ^ a b c Library of Congress. Copyright Office. (1948). Catalog of Copyright Entries 1948 Published Music Jan-Dec 3D Ser Vol 2 Pt 5A. United States Copyright Office. U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
  3. ^ a b "Victor matrix D7VB-0733. Bouquet of roses / Eddy Arnold". Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved 2023-07-28.
  4. ^ RCA Victor in the 20-2500 to 20-2999 series
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 29.
  6. ^ Trust, Gary (7 September 2010). "Lee Brice Breaks Country Songs Longevity Record". Billboard. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Eddy Arnold Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Eddy Arnold Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "45worlds.com". 45worlds.com. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
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  19. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 136.
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