My Heart Skips a Beat – Buck Owens

“My Heart Skips a Beat” is a classic country song written and performed by Buck Owens. It was released as a single in 1964 and became one of Owens’ biggest hits. The song is often considered a quintessential example of the “Bakersfield sound,” a subgenre of country music that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s with a distinctive twangy and electric sound.

Buck Owens, along with his band The Buckaroos, played a crucial role in popularizing the Bakersfield sound, which was in contrast to the more polished and orchestral Nashville sound of the time. “My Heart Skips a Beat” features Owens’ signature twangy guitar picking and a catchy, upbeat melody.

The lyrics of the song revolve around the joy and excitement of being in love. The narrator expresses how their heart skips a beat whenever they are with their beloved, capturing the thrill and happiness that comes with a romantic relationship. The song’s lively tempo and Owens’ energetic delivery contribute to its infectious and enduring appeal.

“My Heart Skips a Beat” reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1964, marking one of Buck Owens’ many chart-topping hits. The song’s success solidified Owens’ status as a leading figure in country music during that era. Over the years, the song has been covered by various artists, further cementing its place in the country music canon.