Better Class of Losers
|"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|
|Label||Warner Bros. 19069|
|Writer(s)||Randy Travis, Alan Jackson|
|Randy Travis singles chronology|
"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.
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.
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.
As listed in liner notes.
- Eddie Bayers - drums
- Russ Barenberg - acoustic guitar
- Dennis Burnside - piano
- Jerry Douglas - dobro
- Doyle Grisham - steel guitar
- David Hungate - bass guitar
- Mac McAnally - acoustic guitar
- Brent Mason - 6 string bass, electric guitar
- Mark O'Connor - fiddle
- John Wesley Ryles - background vocals
- Dennis Wilson - background vocals
- Curtis Young - background vocals
Use in media
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||2|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||2|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||27|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||13|
- High Lonesome (CD). Randy Travis. Warner Bros. Records. 1991. 26661.
- "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. February 29, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "Randy Travis Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Randy Travis.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
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