Written by Jerry Capehart and Eddie Cochran
#1 (3 weeks)
July 23 – August 6, 1994
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
July 22, 1994
Alan Jackson covers Eddie Cochran…and himself.
The Road to No. 1
After a final No. 1 single from his third Arista album, Alan Jackson previewed his fourth set with a cover of a fifties rockabilly hit.
The No. 1
This is Eddie Cochran’s classic “Summertime Blues” sung by Alan Jackson over the “Chattahoochee” dance mix beat.
In a weird way, this makes his take on the classic more derivative of his own work than it is of the original.
Anyway, he was already too old to sing this song and it’s the least significant of all of his many nineties No. 1 hits.
Let’s move on.
The Road From No. 1
Who I Am didn’t get off to a great start creatively, but the next three singles are fantastic, and the next two will go to No. 1. Let’s save our time and energy for those.
“Summertime Blues” gets a C.
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