John Anderson performs “1959” On That Nashville Music

The song reached the top 10 Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, reaching # 7, also reached No. 4 in Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

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1959

Single Side B Warner Bros. Records ( 1980 )
Single Side B Warner Bros. Records ( 1980 )

The song “1959” was composed by Gary Gentry, and recorded for the first time by John Anderson. It was released on November 22, 1980, as one of the singles from the album “John Anderson”. The song was the A side , and on the B side, it was accompanied by the song “It Looks Like The Party Is Over”, under the record label Warner Bros. Records.

The song reached the top 10 Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, reaching # 7, also reached No. 4 in Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

 

The song talks about that year “1959”, in which the singer sings to a girl (Betty), with whom he maintained a relationship that same year. He talks about how important it was to have gasoline for his truck, to be able to go to the movies. But he was recruited and she married another one while he was in the army.
She wrote him letters saying that she would never leave him, so she cries every time she sees them. She also keeps her old truck, and every time she sees it, she returns to happy times with her in “1959”.

Album Warner Bros. Records ( 1959 )
Album Warner Bros. Records ( 1959 )

Track List Album
“Havin’ Hard Times”
“Something Borrowed, Something Blue”
“Shoot Low, Sheriff!”
“The Girl at the End of the Bar”
“Low Dog Blues”
“1959”
“She Just Started Liking Cheatin’ Songs”
“The Arms of a Fool”
“It Looks Like the Party Is Over”
If There Were No Memories”
“Your Lying Blue Eyes”
“You’re Right, I’m Wrong, I’m Sorry

John Anderson – 1959 Lyrics

Cigarettes were a quarter then
Bobby-socks and jeans were in
Elvis sang the songs that we loved so
But the most important thing to us
Was keepin’ gas in my old truck
So I could take us to the drive-in show

I never will forget the day
That you and I went all the way
I was the first for you – and you for me
I’ve still got the truck that we loved in
It takes me back there now and then
Back to ’59 my memory

And
Baby I’m yours
I’ll love you always
I’m gonna stand by you until the end of time
Remember all of the good things
That we shared together
Signed – love Betty – 1959

Graduation finally came
Uncle Sam called me away
You married someone else while I was gone
I kept your letters all these years
And I can’t help but shed a tear
When I read the words you wrote me years ago

Baby I’m yours
I’ll love you always
I’m gonna stand by you until the end of time
Remember all of the good things
That we shared together
Signed – love Betty – 1959

Single Side A Warner Bros. Records ( 1980 )
Single Side A Warner Bros. Records ( 1980 )