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Forty Two Years Ago: Freddy Fender’s ‘Wasted Days And Wasted Nights’ Goes Gold

Forty Two Years Ago: Freddy Fender’s ‘Wasted Days And Wasted Nights’ Goes Gold

On this date, September 18th, in 1975, Freddy Fender earned a a gold single with the song “Wasted Days And Wasted Nights”.

Fender wrote and recorded the song for Duncan Records in 1959, during the early stages of his career. Fender re-recorded the song in 1975 and the song became a major pop and country hit, topping the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in August of that year.

On other charts, “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” went to number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and number nine on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart. The song was also a major hit in New Zealand. In 1975, it spent a total of 12 weeks in the number one position in the New Zealand singles charts, making it the longest running number-one single at the time and the third-longest running number-one single of all time.

Rita Ballou

September 18th, 2017

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