There Goes My Everything (song)

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"There Goes My Everything"
Single by Jack Greene
from the album There Goes My Everything
B-side "Hardest Easy Thing"
Released October 1966
Genre Country
Label Decca
Writer(s) Dallas Frazier
Producer(s) Owen Bradley
Jack Greene singles chronology
"Ever Since My Baby Went Away"
(1966)
"There Goes My Everything"
(1966)
"All the Time"
(1967)

"There Goes My Everything" is a popular song written by Dallas Frazier and published in 1965. The song is best known in a 1966 version by Jack Greene whose version spent seven weeks at the top of the US country music chart, with a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart.[1] It peaked at 65 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also won several awards, including "Single of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the very first CMA Awards presentation. In addition, the accompanying album of the same title won "Album of the Year", and Greene won "Male Vocalist of the Year". "There Goes My Everything" is now considered a country music standard, covered by many artists.

The song[edit]

The song is about a couple who are splitting up, but why is a mystery. The singer says that he can hear a voice refer to him as "darling", which seems an unlikely address when a couple are splitting acrimoniously. The song describes the narrator's feelings as his lover is leaving him. He comes to realize how much she meant to him now that he is losing her — "There goes my reason for living/There goes the one of my dreams/There goes my only possession/There goes my everything".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 65

Cover versions[edit]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 143. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 296. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Somebody Like Me"
by Eddy Arnold
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Jack Greene version)

December 24, 1966-February 4, 1967
Succeeded by
"Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)"
by Loretta Lynn