Strait’s fifteenth #1 single, and eighth in a row, was a cover of a #2 Faron Young hit from 1954.
It features Strait singing in such an exaggerated twang that the entire proceedings feel more campy than country. You’re much better off sticking to the original, which is an entertaining representative of the country music from that time.
It’s a testament
to Strait’s star power that he got this to go higher on the chart the second time around, but I can’t imagine he recorded it with the idea that it was anything more than album filler.
Written by Tommy Collins
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