“I’ve Got Five Dollars and It’s Saturday Night” is a song written by Ted Daffan and recorded by his band, Ted Daffan and His Texans in 1950. Faron Young recorded a version in 1956 that hit No. 4 on the Billboard country charts. George Jones released a version on his 1960 album, The Crown Prince of Country Music.
The song is perhaps best known by a version that Jones recorded as a duet with pop singer Gene Pitney in 1965. When Jones signed Musicor after leaving United Artists in 1965, he was paired with Pitney, who was also signed to Musicor, and they recorded two LPs’ worth of duets, but “I’ve Got Five Dollars and It’s Saturday Night” was their biggest hit, peaking at #16.
Songwriter(s) Ted Daffin
Producer(s) Pappy Daily