Marina del Rey (song)
|"Marina del Rey"|
|Single by George Strait|
|from the album Strait from the Heart|
|B-side||"I Can't See Texas from Here"|
|Released||September 16, 1982|
|Recorded||January 11, 1982|
|George Strait singles chronology|
"Marina del Rey" is a song recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in September 1982 as the second single from his album Strait from the Heart, which went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA. It peaked at number 6 in the United States, and number 2 in Canada. The song is set in Marina del Rey, California, and it is structured as a slow romantic ballad. Longtime country songwriters Frank Dycus and Dean Dillon composed the tune.
The song is about a love affair on the beach. Two people get together and have a good time during a vacation. They create many memories and then go their separate ways – back to their normal lives.
Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B grade, saying that the lyrics are "appropriately longing and sentimental for times gone by, but Strait hasn’t yet developed enough as a vocalist to pull off the mature performance required."
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||6|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||2|
- "Marina del Ray - George Strait | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
- Thom Jurek. "Strait from the Heart - George Strait | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
- "Retro Single Review: George Strait, “Marina Del Rey” – Country Universe". Countryuniverse.net. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
- "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
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