Statue of a Fool

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"Statue of a Fool"
Single by Jack Greene
from the album Statue of a Fool
B-side"There's More to Love"
Released1969
Format7" single
GenreCountry
Length2:48
LabelDecca 32490
Writer(s)Jan Crutchfield
Producer(s)Owen Bradley
Jack Greene singles chronology
"Until My Dreams Come True"
(1969)
"Statue of a Fool'"
(1969)
"Back in the Arms of Love"
(1969)
 
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"Statue of a Fool"
Single by Jack Greene
from the album Statue of a Fool
B-side"There's More to Love"
Released1969
Format7" single
GenreCountry
Length2:48
LabelDecca 32490
Writer(s)Jan Crutchfield
Producer(s)Owen Bradley
Jack Greene singles chronology
"Until My Dreams Come True"
(1969)
"Statue of a Fool'"
(1969)
"Back in the Arms of Love"
(1969)
"Statue of a Fool"
Single by Brian Collins
from the album This Is Brian Collins
B-side"How Can I Tell Her (About You)"
Released1974
Format7" single
GenreCountry
Length3:04
LabelDot17499
Writer(s)Jan Crutchfield
Brian Collins singles chronology
"I Don't Plan on Losing You"
(1974)
"Statue of a Fool'"
(1974)
"That's the Way Love Should Be"
(1974)
"Statue of a Fool"
Single by Ricky Van Shelton
from the album RVS III
B-side"He's Got You"
ReleasedNovember 7, 1989[1]
Format7" single
RecordedJune 14, 1989[1]
GenreCountry
Length3:04
LabelColumbia Nashville 38-73077
Writer(s)Jan Crutchfield
Producer(s)Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton singles chronology
"Living Proof"
(1989)
"Statue of a Fool'"
(1989)
"I've Cried My Last Tear for You"
(1990)

"Statue of a Fool" is a song written by Jan Crutchfield and recorded by many country artists. It was first recorded in 1969 by country music artist Jack Greene where it was released as a single and became a number 1 hit. Brian Collins would record and release it in 1974 from his second album, This Is Brian Collins. It peaked at #10 on the country charts. David Ruffin, formerly of The Temptations, also recorded a version of the song in 1975. Bill Medley, formerly of The Righteous Brothers, also released a rendition in 1979 that went to #91 on the same chart. In 1989, it was recorded by country music artist Ricky Van Shelton, who released it as a single from the album, RVS III. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and hit #1 on the Canadian RPM country singles chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Jack Greene version[edit]

Chart (1969)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks3

Brian Collins version[edit]

Chart (1974)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs10
Canadian RPM Country Tracks6

Bill Medley version[edit]

Chart (1979)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs91

Ricky Van Shelton version[edit]

Chart (1989-1990)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2]1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3]2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990)Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4]39
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5]19

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greatest Hits Plus (CD). Ricky Van Shelton. Columbia Records. 1992. 52753. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 17, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ricky Van Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ricky Van Shelton.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"Running Bear"
by Sonny James
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single
(Jack Greene version)

July 5–12, 1969
Succeeded by
"I Love You More Today"
by Conway Twitty
Preceded by
"Nobody's Home"
by Clint Black
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single
(Ricky Van Shelton version)

February 17, 1990
Succeeded by
"Southern Star"
by Alabama