One Woman Man

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One Woman Man
Studio album by George Jones
Released February 28, 1989
Genre Country
Length 30:35
Label Epic
Producer Billy Sherrill
George Jones chronology
Super Hits
(1987)
One Woman One
(1989)
You Oughta Be Here with Me
(1990)

One Woman Man is an album by American country music artist George Jones, released on February 28, 1989 on Epic Records. It was his second to last album with producer Billy Sherrill. Jones and Sherrill would go one more round in 1990 for the unheralded gem You Oughta Be Here with Me.

Singles[edit]

One Woman Man spawned four single releases. The title track, a cover of a song first popularized by Johnny Horton in the 1950s, was by far the album's most successful single. "(I'm a) One Woman Man" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in March 1989, and to date is his last solo top 10 hit on that chart.

The three other singles were:

  • "The King Is Gone (So Are You)" – originally titled "Ya Ba Da Ba Doo (So Are You)," it's about a man who, in a drunken stupor, claims to have Elvis Presley and Fred Flintstone as his drinking buddies. The song peaked at No. 26 on the Hot Country Singles chart in the late spring of 1989. (The song's publisher changed the title to avoid a possible legal entanglement.)[1]
  • Writing on the Wall," about a young man being asked to leave by his wife, and his children – aware of the situation – scribble their farewells on the wall using crayons. The song stopped at No. 31 on the Hot Country Singles chart in the late summer of 1989.
  • "Radio Lover," a murder ballad about a disc jockey who walks in on his wife while she is in the arms of another man. Originally included on Jones' 1983 album Jones Country, the original recording was included on One Woman Man and released as a single in the fall of 1989. The song peaked at No. 62 on the country chart.
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Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "(I'm A) One Woman Man"   Tillman Franks, Johnny Horton 2:17
2. "My Baby's Gone"   Hazel Houser 3:24
3. "Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)"   Hank Cochran 2:46
4. "Burning Bridges"   Walter Scott 2:40
5. "The King Is Gone (So Are You)"   Roger D. Ferris 3:22
6. "Radio Lover"   Ron Hellard, Bucky Jones, Curly Putman 3:27
7. "A Place in the Country"   Sanford Clark, Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison 4:02
8. "Just Out of Reach"   Virgil "Pappy" Stewart 2:59
9. "Writing on the Wall"   Bruce Delaney, Bobby Fischer, Freddy Weller 2:55
10. "Pretty Little Lady from Beaumont Texas"   Dennis Knutson, A.L. "Doodle" Owens 2:36

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 13
Canadian RPM Country Albums 21

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country CAN Country
1988 "(I'm a) One Woman Man" 5 *
1989 "The King Is Gone (So Are You)" 26 31
"Writing on the Wall" 31 29
"Radio Lover" 62 83
* denotes unknown peak positions

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