"Donna Fargo" (born "Yvonne Vaughan" on November 10, 1945 in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is an American singer, best known for her 1972 hit "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.," which hit #1 on the Billboard country music charts.
Fargo left Mount Airy after high school, and graduated from High Point College. She was a school teacher for several years before hitting it big as a country star in 1972.
"The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." not only topped the U.S. country singles charts, but it also climbed to #11 on the Billboard pop chart. Her second single, "Funny Face," hit number #1 in the country market and climbed to #5 pop. Fargo's other hits included "Superman," "You Can't Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don't Shine)," "Don't Be Angry," and a song written for her late mother, "You Were Always There." Fargo wrote almost all of her own material and has published over 120 songs and won eleven BMI awards for her work.
According to Billboard's totals, she ranked with Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Lynn Anderson as one of the top five country female vocalists of the 1970s on the Billboard charts. Donna Fargo chalked up seven number one records an...