Loving You Could Never Be Better

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"Loving You Could Never Be Better"
Single by George Jones
from the album George Jones (We Can Make It)
B-side "Try It You'll Like It"
Released April 1972
Genre Country
Label Epic
Writer(s) Earl Montgomery
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
George Jones singles chronology
"A Day in the Life of a Fool"
(1972)
"Loving You Could Never Be Better"
(1972)
"Wrapped Around Her Finger"
(1972)

"Loving You Could Never Be Better" is a song written by Earl Montgomery, and recorded by American country music artist George Jones. It was released in April 1972 as the second single from his album George Jones (We Can Make It). The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2] Although not an explicit "cheatin'" song, the line "This vow is just as strong as any vow could be" implies an affair of some kind. The song was a good example of how producer Billy Sherrill had updated the sound of Jones' records, incorporating a laid back, R&B bass line. By drawing from such unlikely and disparate musical influences as Johann Strauss and "wall of sound" rock producer Phil Spector, he gradually began embroidering his own subtle permutations on the rather predictable fabric of country record production.[3] "I just decided I'd do it my way, and screw 'em if they didn't like it," Allen quotes Sherrill. "Back then, the musicians had their own repertoire of stock Nashville licks and chord progressions that would work on any song. But I often wanted something different, and I'd make 'em play it."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Jones singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Singles for August 12, 1972". RPM. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Allen, Bob 1996, pp. 197.
Preceded by
"Listen to a Country Song"
by Lynn Anderson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 12, 1972
Succeeded by
"Testing 1-2-3"
by Joyce Seamone