Retro Single Review: George Strait, "Famous Last Words of a Fool"

1988 | Peak: #1

Strait previewed his eighth studio album, If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin', with a cover of a minor hit by Dean Dillon from 1983.

It's a solid song, but Strait's performance is oddly distant, and he sings it in a register that's slightly too low.  He may have hemmed to closely to Dean's original recording, which is ultimately more successful as a record than Strait's chart-topping version.

Written by Dean Dillon and Rex Houston

Grade: B-

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  1. TomNo Gravatar

    …probably one of the best sounding personal disaster reports in the history of mankind.