Written by Alan Jackson
#1 (1 week)
September 20, 1997
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
September 5, 1997
Alan Jackson’s simple and direct songwriting delivers again.
The Road to No. 1
Alan Jackson repeated the No. 1 success of “Who’s Cheatin’ Who” with the fourth single from Everything I Love.
The No. 1
Alan Jackson doesn’t mince words, and he doesn’t waste them either. He won’t overwork a lyric to make it rhyme, and he won’t go searching for a lofty metaphor when he just speak plainly and clearly.
“There Goes” communicates intense emotions and paints a vivid picture of a man falling all over again for the woman who has wronged him before, and it does it with simplicity, using “there goes” as a sentence starter to link all of it together.
It’s a song that works as well on a honky tonk jukebox as it does on a rush hour radio set, demonstrating once again why Jackson was so revered by traditionalists but also embraced so strongly by the suburban fan base that powered the nineties country music gold rush.
The Road From No. 1
One more No. 1 single is on deck from Everything I Love, and we’ll get to it in early 1998.
“There Goes” gets an A.
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