Charlie Rich performs “Lonely Weekend” Live On Pop! Goes The Country.

Released in January 1960. I reach number # 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song was included in Charlie Rich's first studio album, Lonely Weekends with Charlie Rich (Phillips 1960),

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Lonely Weekend

Lp cover Charlie Rich ( Phillips 1960 )
Lp cover Charlie Rich ( Phillips 1960 )

“Lonely Weekends”, a song written and recorded by Charlie Rich for the Phillips label, was recorded on October 14, 1959, at Sun Studio, 706 Union Ave., Memphis, TN, at the recording session Charlie was accompanied by: Roland Janes (guitar), Billy Riley (bass), James Van Eaton (drums) and Martin Willis (sax). With the production of Jack Clement, the song was released in January 1960. I reach number # 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

The song was included in Charlie Rich’s first studio album, Lonely Weekends with Charlie Rich (Phillips 1960), the album was released in August 1960.

The song has been versioned by many artists, with more than 30 versions.

Some versions:

Wanda Jackson 1961 (Capitol)
Brian Hyland 1962 (ABC-Paramount)
The Everly Brothers 1962 (Warner)
Mack Allen Smith 1967 (Cynthia Records)
Trini Lopez 1968 (Reprise Records)
Waylon Jennings 1969 (RCA)
Jerry Lee Lewis 1972 (Mercury)
Billy ‘Crash’ Craddock 1978 (Capitol)
Matchbox Twenty 2001 (Sire)
Jim Lauderdale 2016 (Memphis International Records)





Charlie Rich – Lonely Weekend Lyrics

Well I’m making alright (Well I’m making alright)
From Monday morning till Friday night
Oh, those lonely weekends

Since you left me (since you left me)
I’m as lonely as I can be
Oh, those lonely weekends

You said you’d be (ooh-wah) good to me (ooh-wah-wah)
You said our love (ooh-wah) would never die (ooh-wah-wah)
You said you’d be (ooh-wah) good to me (ooh-wah-wah)
But baby, you didn’t even try

Well I’m making alright (Well I’m making alright)
From Monday morning till Friday night
Oh, those lonely weekends

You said you’d be (ooh-wah) good to me (ooh-wah-wah)
You said our love (ooh-wah) would never die (ooh-wah-wah)
You said you’d be (ooh-wah) good to me (ooh-wah-wah)
But baby, you didn’t even try

Well I’m making alright (Well I’m making alright)
From Monday morning till Friday night
Oh, those lonely weekends
Oh, those lonely weekends

Oh, those lonely weekends

Single Charlie Rich ( Phillips 1960 )
Single Charlie Rich ( Phillips 1960 )

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