August 22

Gene Watson’s Most Famous Song “Love in the Hot Afternoon”

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A simple yet beautiful song that draws us a picture of a casual afternoon of love between two people. Gene Watson’s “Love in the Hot Afternoon” is a story of a man who met a woman, specifically a Bourbon Street Lady, whom he spent one hot afternoon with. The song began with Gene, who is the narrator of the song, listening to the busy streets of the city. A street vendor is shouting outside while he watches the man and his lady lying in bed sleeping. Furthermore, the narrator mentioned the woman who is with him and since something happened between them, the mystery of her is gone. However, despite that, they still spend time together, since the narrator mentioned that they go to the park together and also talk about things.

His Signature song

“Love in the Hot Afternoon” is the country singer Gene Watson’s first song in his career to enter the top 5 of the Billboard chart. In 1975, Watson recorded the song for his album Love in the Hot Afternoon. The song placed at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Watson’s album Love in the Hot Afternoon also have three more singles that entered the chart (“Bad Water,” “Where Love Begins,” and “You Could Know as Much About a Stranger.”)

The Album

Love in the Hot Afternoon is Gene Watson’s second studio album which was released in 1975. Just like some of his other singles in the album that made it to the chart, the album also placed a position on the chart. Love in the Hot Afternoon reached No. 5 on the Billboard Top Country Album chart. This is Gene’s highest-ranking album in the Billboard.

Gene Watson

Gene Watson is a country singer who is known for his signature songs “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” “Fourteen Carat,” and “Farewell Party.” From the beginning of his career until now, “Fourteen Carat” is his one and only No. 1 song on the Billboard chart. However, he still has songs that are in the top 5 and top 10 of the chart.

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