“Tryin’ to Get Over You”
Written by Vince Gill
#1 (1 week)
March 12, 1994
Radio & Records
#1 (2 weeks)
February 25 – March 4, 1994
Gill closes out his award-winning album with a devastating final single.
The Road to No. 1
We’re up to number seven in Gill’s streak of ten consecutive No. 1 singles. This one might be the best.
The No. 1
“I’ve been trying to get over you, but it’ll take dying to get it done.”
And with that, we have the most devastating of divorce ballads, up there with “The Grand Tour” and Gill’s own “When I Call Your Name.”
This record is dark. The narrator is completely despondent, having lost any will to go out and enjoy himself, let alone try to start over with someone new. After all, “life don’t mean nothing without you.”
Gill’s high lonesome wail is tailor made for material like this. If you’re new to country music and wondering why this Vince guy won so many awards and went into the Hall of Fame so young, start here.
The Road From No. 1
Another classic ballad is up next, the first of three chart-toppers this year from his 1994 studio album.
“Tryin’ to Get Over You” gets an A.
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