Southern Star (song)
|Single by Alabama|
|from the album Southern Star|
|Released||November 22, 1989|
|Recorded||January 1, 1988|
|Alabama singles chronology|
"Southern Star" is a song written Rich Alves, Steve Dean and Roger Murrah, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in November 1989 as the fourth single and title track from the album Southern Star. The song hit number one in the United States on the Hot Country Singles charts.
The song is about a fairly young blue collar worker who feels he is too young to feel old, yet too old to live the free life of a young adult:
Well I'm blue-collar branded and stuck in a mill
Hard work is a way of life for me
Well I'm too young to live like I'm over the hill
And too old to be wild and free.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||25|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||11|
- "allmusic ((( Southern Star > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
- "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. February 24, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
- "Alabama Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
- "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
by Clint Black
|Billboard Hot Country Singles
February 10, 1990
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|RPM Country Tracks
February 24, 1990
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