“Dang Me” is a song by American country music artist Roger Miller, and 1964’s Grammy Award winner for Best Country & Western Song. It was Miller’s first chart-topping country hit and first Top Ten pop music hit, and it was a novelty song whose “jazzy instrumental section” helped make it “the quintessential example of Miller’s lighthearted humor, which brought him many more hits”.
“Dang Me” has appeared on recordings by at least eight other performers as disparate as Buck Owens and Johnny Cash on his 1999 album Folsom Prison Blues, Johnny Rivers recorded live in 1964 on Here We à Go Go Again!, Sammy Davis, Jr. on the live album That’s All (1967), and Sweet G.A. Brown on his Miller Time album in 2011. The Hollies, with Graham Nash in the band, performed it live on tour in 1968. Singer-songwriter Buddy Miller (no relation to Roger Miller) covered it on his album “Majestic Silver Strings” in 2011. Widespread Panic covered the tune as en encore during their acoustic tour on February 11, 2012.
On U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles Reached #1. The song spent 25 weeks on the Billboard country-music chart, reaching number one, and peaked at number seven on the magazine’s pop chart. It went on to appear on numerous Miller compilations. On film or tape, Miller performs it, with other songs, in the 1966 concert film The Big T.N.T. Show, and as part of a closing-number medley on season three, episode #21, of The Muppet Show in 1979.
B-side “Got Two Again”
Released May 1964
Songwriter(s) Roger Miller
Producer(s) Jerry Kennedy