July 17

“Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star:” Merle Haggard’s Last No. 1 Song

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His Last No. 1 Song

We are all familiar of the classic children’s song “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” but this is not about that song and it is not the same with Merle Haggard’s “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star.” Merle Haggard wrote the song in 1987 for his studio album Chill Factor. “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star” is a love song that made it to the top of the Billboard chart. All throughout Merle’s career, he had charted 38 No. 1 songs on the chart. But did you know the last song that peaked at No.1 on the Billboard chart? It was “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star.” Merle Haggard’s song peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1987. Even though it was the last song to peak at No. 1, Merle still produced songs that entered the chart.

The Album

Chill Factor is the album of Merle that produced his last no. 1 on the chart. The album like four of its single entered the Billboard chart. Chill Factor placed at No. 8 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums in 1988. Other songs of the album that entered the chart were “Chill Factor,” “We Never Touch at All,” and “You Babe.”

About the Song

“Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star” is a song about a man wishing to his lucky star to send love to his woman. He wished her to be safe and to come back to him since they have separated. The man still loves the woman, he even goes to the point of wishing on a star.

Merle Haggard’s No. 1 Songs

Merle Haggard placed 38 No. 1 songs on the chart from 1966 to 1987. His first song to peak at No. 1 was a song he collaborated with his band The Strangers, “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive.” However, before his first No. 1, he already had two songs that entered the top 5 of the Billboard Country chart.

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