Let's Fall to Pieces Together

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"Let's Fall to Pieces Together"
Single by George Strait
from the album Right or Wrong
B-side "You're the Cloud I'm On (When I'm High)"
Released May 17, 1984
Format 7" single
Recorded July 19, 1983
Genre Country
Length 2:55
Label MCA 52392
Writer(s) Dickey Lee, Tommy Rocco, Johnny Russell
Producer(s) Ray Baker
George Strait singles chronology
"Right or Wrong"
(1984)
"Let's Fall to Pieces Together"
(1984)
"Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind"
(1984)

"Let's Fall to Pieces Together" is a song written by Dickey Lee, Johnny Russell and Tommy Rocco, and recorded by American country singer George Strait. It was released in May 1984 as the third and final single from the album Right or Wrong. The song was George Strait's fifth number one on the country chart.[1]

Content[edit]

The narrator is a man who has lost the love of his life. He heads to the jukebox and while playing sad songs he notices another woman going through the same situation. He pitches the idea that maybe if they spent some time together they could comfort each other's loss. The song states that alone is much better together.

Critical reception[edit]

Dan Milliken of Country Universe gave the song an B grade, saying that it has a great title that says it all upfront. He goes on to say that "the melody here lands just shy of memorable, and ditto to the story, which never takes its characters deeper than their first encounter at the jukebox." He refers to the song as the kind that will be jukeboxes "and the title pops out enough to ensure you’ll pick it."[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 
  2. ^ [1] Let's Fall to Pieces Together review by Kevin John Coyne

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)"
by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 1, 1984
Succeeded by
"Tennessee Homesick Blues"
by Dolly Parton
Preceded by
"Tennessee Homesick Blues"
by Dolly Parton
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 15, 1984
Succeeded by
"Only a Lonely Heart Knows"
by Barbara Mandrell