17 Years Ago: “Single White Female” Reached No. 1 on Billboard Charts Effingham, IL / Effingham Radio Samantha Leturno September 11, 2016 10:42 am Greg Hernandez / CC 17 years ago, Chely Wright’s hit, Single White Female, hit no. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. The song was written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Check out the song below.