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"Bowling Green"
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Single by The Everly Brothers
RecordedMarch 22, 1967
Length2:40 [1]
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Terry Slater and Jacqueline Ertel
Producer(s) Dick Glasser

"Bowling Green" is a 1967 single by The Everly Brothers and was written by Terry Slater and Jacqueline Ertel; Slater was the duo's bass player.


The song is about Bowling Green, Kentucky, which is about an hour's drive from Central City, Ky., where Don Everly was born. The song features a wind ensemble, and the Everly Brothers imitate the sounds of country guitars by singing "Ching" repeatedly.

This is not the traditional song "I Wish I Was In Bowling Green", also known as "Bowling Green", recorded by Cousin Emmy, the Weavers, the Kossoy Sisters and others. [2]

Chart performance

The song peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 8, 1967. [3] Outside the US, "Bowling Green" reached No. 1 on the Canadian charts. It was the last time the Everly Brothers cracked the Hot 100 until 1984.

Notes and references

  1. ^ "45cat - The Everly Brothers - Bowling Green / I Don't Want To Love You". 2022-04-12.
  2. ^ "I Wish I Was In Bowling Green", with disambiguation notes on "Bowling Green" Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine by Arnold Rypens at The Originals, retrieved February 16, 2014
  3. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart".

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