Better Class of Losers

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"Better Class of Losers"
Single by Randy Travis
from the album High Lonesome
B-side "I'm Gonna Have a Little Talk"
Released December 9, 1991
Format 7" single, CD Single
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 2:41
Label Warner Bros. 19069
Writer(s) Randy Travis, Alan Jackson
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
Randy Travis singles chronology
"Forever Together"
(1991)
"Better Class of Losers"
(1992)
"I'd Surrender All"
(1992)

"Better Class of Losers" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Randy Travis. It was released in December 1991 as the third single from his album High Lonesome. It peaked at number 2 in both the United States and Canada. Travis co-wrote this song with Alan Jackson.

Content[edit]

The song is narrated from the point of view of a husband, who married a woman from "high society". Over the course of their relationship, he has grown to dislike both her friends and the high class lifestyle she leads, and has announced his intent to associate with people who "buy their coffee beans already ground" and who don't "pay their bills on home computers" (which, in 1991, was a rarity).

However, the song is ambiguous as to the meaning of "going back". Though the narration is directed toward the wife, it is unclear whether he intends to seek a divorce, or simply stop attending high society functions with her.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Shea, and features Travis walking through various sets that convey the song's description, such as a high-rise penthouse set to a farm style set.

Musicians[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[1]

Use in media[edit]

This song was performed by Travis in the 2007 movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets, where he guest starred performing for the President of the United States at Mount Vernon.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991-1992) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 27
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ High Lonesome (CD). Randy Travis. Warner Bros. Records. 1991. 26661. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. February 29, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Randy Travis Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Randy Travis.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

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