Loose Talk (song)

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"Loose Talk" is a 1954 song written by Hardy Turner, who wrote it using his wife`s name, Annie Lucas. Hardy Turner and Freddie Hart, both under aged, served in WWII together. Freddie Hart (who also recorded it on Capitol, but it did not chart) and recorded by Carl Smith and was his last number one. It was at the top spot of the Billboard country and western chart for seven weeks and had a total of 32 weeks listed there. [1] The B-side was "More Than Anything Else in the World": it peaked at number five in the same chart.

Cover versions

  • The song was covered in 1960 by Duet of Buck Owens and Rose Maddox and reached No. 4 On the country charts as a B-side to song "Mental Cruelty".
  • The song was covered by Patsy Cline on radio program Country Style, USA program number 246 and released on an EP in 1960.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 318.