“You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone“
Brooks & Dunn
Written by Kix Brooks, Don Cook, and Ronnie Dunn
#1 (2 weeks)
August 19 – August 26, 1995
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
August 11, 1995
Kix Brooks takes the lead on a classic Brooks & Dunn hit.
The Road to No. 1
“Little Miss Honky Tonk” became the second No. 1 single from Waitin’ On Sundown, and was followed by “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone.”
The No. 1
This is one of the best Brooks & Dunn singles in their entire discography. It wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good if Ronnie Dunn was the lead singer on it.
Dunn’s an all-time great, but he isn’t what this song needs. Kix Brooks is the perfect singer for its wicked combination of cool detachment and “I haven’t said I told you so yet but I’m going to soon” attitude.
“You better kiss me, ’cause you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” Brilliant.
Brooks knocks this one out of the park. It’s a good reminder that Brooks & Dunn were a full-fledged duo and not just a vehicle for Ronnie Dunn.
The Road From No. 1
Brooks & Dunn went top five with the final single from their third album, “Whiskey Under the Bridge.” We’ll see them again in 1996 with the lead single from their fourth album, Borderline.
“You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” gets an A.
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