“Ain’t She Somethin’ Else”
Written by Jerry Foster and Bill Rice
#1 (1 week)
February 9, 1985
“Ain’t She Somethin’ Else” is so far below Conway Twitty’s normal standards that I spent the better part of an evening double checking the copyright information, making sure that I wasn’t listening to a late career re-record for a budget label compilation release.
Nothing about this works at all. The production is garish, the songwriting is slight, and I’m pretty sure Twitty himself is off key at multiple points of this record. It’s so bad that hearing Twitty on this made me flash back to Carly Pearce throwing Trisha Yearwood off when they sang “How Do I Live” together on the Opry, which remains the only time I’ve ever heard Trisha Yearwood sing poorly.
I honestly can’t believe this was even released, let alone that it went to No. 1 on a major chart.
Twitty produced this with his wife, Dee Henry, and they’d done some great work together before this. But hearing this remarkably poor effort, I can understand why they brought in additional producers moving forward.
Look, every legend has to have a low point. This one is Twitty’s, at least as far as his No. 1 singles are concerned.
Thankfully, Twitty still has several No. 1 singles on the way, including some that only topped the Radio & Records chart after he earned his last Billboard No. 1 single in 1986.
“Ain’t She Somethin’ Else” gets an F.
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