Some of Dwight Yoakam's greatest hits include “Honky Tonk Man,” “Guitars, Cadillacs,” “Please Please Baby,” “Streets of Bakersfield” and “You’re the One.” The award-winning American country artist has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, as of 2016.Continue Reading
Yoakam released his version of the 1956 Johnny Horton rockabilly song, “Honky Tonk Man,” on his 1986 debut album, “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.” The video of the song was the first country music video to appear on MTV. The second single from the album, “Guitars, Cadillacs,” reached No. 3 on the Billboard charts. In 2014, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song one of the 100 greatest country songs.
“Please Please Baby” was a hit single on Yoakam’s 1987 album, “Hillbilly Deluxe.” The song reached No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Yoakam’s first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Country Music charts was his 1988 duet with Buck Owens, “Streets of Bakersfield,” from his third album, “Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room.” Owens first recorded the song, written by Homer Joy, in 1972.
Yoakam released the hit single “You’re the One” on his 1991 album “If There Was a Way.” The song reached No. 5 on the Billboard charts. As of 2016, Yoakam has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard charts, has 12 gold albums and has won two Grammy awards.Learn more about Art & Literature