Retro Single Review: George Strait, “If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)”
July 11, 2011
If Strait’s voice wasn’t so distinctive and familiar, you could be forgiven for mistaking this for Johnny Lee’s “Looking For Love.”
That’s right. Our new traditionalist hero scored his first top five hit with a song that is as much Urban Cowboy as Ride ‘Em Cowboy. Cut him some slack, though. He was a new artist at the time, and this is what records sounded like back then.
So it’s no surprise that it did better on the charts than its two predecessors, though it was an easily forgotten footnote in a few short years.
Written by Blake Mevis and David Wills