Donna Fargo – That Was Yesterday, is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Donna Fargo. It was released in April 1977 as the first single from the album Fargo Country. The song became her sixth and final No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. Reached No. 1 on July 2, 1977, knocking Waylon Jennings’ “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” out of the Hot Country Singles chart’s top spot after six weeks. In doing so, the song earned two distinctions:
It became just the second wall-to-wall recitation to reach No. 1 during the 1970s. To date, “That Was Yesterday” is the last all-spoken-word song to top the Billboard country chart.
It became the first single on the Warner Bros. Records label to reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard country chart.
Donna Fargo – That Was Yesterday
From the album Fargo Country
B-side “The Cricket Song”
Released April 1977
Recorded March 1976
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Donna Fargo
Producer(s) Stan Silver