The Wind Changes

"The Wind Changes"
Single by Johnny Cash
from the album Old Golden Throat
A-side "Red Velvet"
"The Wind Changes"
Released 1967 (1967)
Genre country
Label Columbia 4-44288
Songwriter(s) Johnny Cash
Producer(s) Don Law and Frank Jones[1]
"The Wind Changes" on YouTube

"The Wind Changes" is a song written and originally recorded by Johnny Cash.

Released in September 1967[2][3] as a single (Columbia 4-44288, with "Red Velvet" on the opposite side),[2][4][5][6][7] it debuted on the U.S. Billboard country chart on the week of October 28, eventually reaching number 60.[8][3]

Later the song was included on Johnny Cash's album Old Golden Throat (1968).

Track listing


Chart (1967) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 60


  1. ^ a b "Johnny Cash - Red Velvet". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  2. ^ a b The Johnny Cash Record Catalog. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1994. pp. 8–9. ISBN 978-0-313-29506-5.
  3. ^ a b Peter Lewry (2001). I've Been Everywhere: A Johnny Cash Chronicle. Helter Skelter. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-900924-22-1.
    "The Wind Changes"/"Red Velvet" (Columbia 4-44288) released. Following the recent chart successes this single is a relative failure, reaching only #60 during a six-week chart spell.
  4. ^ C. Eric Banister (1 August 2014). Johnny Cash FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Man in Black. Backbeat. pp. 138–. ISBN 978-1-61713-609-2.
    C. Eric Banister (1 August 2014). Johnny Cash FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Man in Black. Backbeat Books. pp. 123–. ISBN 978-1-61713-608-5. Curiously, just prior to the album's release, Columbia issued another single featuring two songs—“Red Velvet” and “The Wind Changes”—that were not duets, with the latter stalling at #60 on the Country chart before quickly dropping off. Released in the fall of 1967, Carryin' On brought together Johnny and June's two ...
  5. ^ John M. Alexander (16 April 2018). The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash. University of Arkansas Press. pp. 150–. ISBN 978-1-61075-628-0.
  6. ^ Steve Turner (1 November 2005). The man called Cash: the life, love, and faith of an American legend. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-8499-0815-6.
  7. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (23 May 1970). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510.
    Standard Catalog of American Records, 1950-1975. Krause Publications. 2000. ISBN 978-0-87341-934-5.
    Tim Neely (1 August 2002). Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records: 1950-1975. Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87349-471-7.
    Tim Neely (31 August 2006). Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records: 1950-1975. Krause Publications. ISBN 9780896893078. John L. Smith (1 January 1999). Another Song to Sing: The Recorded Repertoire of Johnny Cash. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-3629-7. John L. Smith (1 January 1985). The Johnny Cash Discography. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-24654-8.
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn (2002). Top Country Singles, 1944 to 2001: Chart Data Compiled from Billboard's Country Singles Charts, 1944-2001. Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-151-2.
    Joel Whitburn (2005). Joel Whitburn's Top Country Songs: 1944-2005, Billboard. Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-165-9.
    "The Wind Changes Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  9. ^ "Johnny Cash Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-05-11.

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