Pocket of a Clown

"Pocket of a Clown" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Dwight Yoakam. It was released in June 1994 as the fifth and final single from his album This Time. This song peaked at number 22 in the United States and at number 4 in Canada.[1]

"Pocket of a Clown"
Single by Dwight Yoakam
from the album This Time
ReleasedJune 27, 1994
LabelReprise 18341
Songwriter(s)Dwight Yoakam
Producer(s)Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam singles chronology
"Try Not to Look So Pretty"
"Pocket of a Clown"

Critical receptionEdit

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "nicely produced and jumping shuffle tune." She goes on to say that it isn't Yoakam's "strongest song, but it's still a few levels above much of what makes today's playlists."[2]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Gregory R. Alosio. The video won the Country Music Television Europe, Music Video of the Year Award.

Chart performanceEdit

"Pocket of a Clown" debuted at number 66 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 2, 1994.

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 22

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 68


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ Billboard, June 25, 1994
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2604." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 26, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Dwight Yoakam Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.