In 1966, Brenda Lee released the album Bye Bye Blues, which is packed with an excellent lineup of tracks. This includes her rendition of “Flowers on the Wall.”
Country music group, The Statler Brothers, was the first to release “Flowers on the Wall,” which then spent four weeks at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart while ranking No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100. It then helped the group earn a Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance – Group (Vocal or Instrumental).
Brenda Lee Made The Song Her Own
Written and composed by The Statler Brothers‘ original tenor vocalist Lew DeWitt, “Flowers on the Wall” tells the story of a man who has been left lonely and empty by the one he loves. He finds himself in a pretty terrible situation, counting flowers on the wall and playing solitaire until dawn.
Brenda Lee – who was one of the top-charting female vocalists of the 1960s – made “Flowers on the Wall” her own. Despite her diminutive frame, she’s packed with a truly explosive voice that was ideally suited to the country style. It’s soulful and full of depth and edge that it blended well as she proves to her then-lover that she’s faring well and having lots of fun.
“So please don’t give a thought to me, I’m really doin’ fine. You can always find me here, I’m havin’ quite a time,” she sings.
It’s truly a standout on the album Bye Bye Blues. Other Brenda Lee songs included in the record are “A Taste of Honey,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Softly, As I Leave You,” and “September In The Rain.”
Make sure to listen to “Flowers on the Wall” by Brenda Lee in the video below.