She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)

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"She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)"
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Single by Alan Jackson
from the album A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love)
B-side "She Likes It Too"
Released October 5, 1992
Format CD single, 7" single
Recorded May 27, 1992[1]
Genre Country
Length 2:24
Label Arista Nashville 12463
Writer(s) Alan Jackson
Randy Travis
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"Love's Got a Hold on You"
(1992)
"She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)"
(1992)
"Tonight I Climbed the Wall"
(1993)

"She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)" is a song co-written by American country music artists Alan Jackson and Randy Travis, and performed by Jackson. It was released in October 1992 as the first single from his album A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love). The song received an award in 1993 from Music City News for being one of the most performed country songs of the year.[2]

Content[edit]

The song is a R&B inspired tune that Jackson and Travis wrote while on tour together in 1991. They planned to pitch the song to B.B. King to record but Alan decided to take it and record instead.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Leeann Ward of Country Universe gave the song an A grade," saying that it "showcases production that still sounds vibrant almost twenty years later" and the song has "steel guitar and honky tonk piano aplenty." She goes on to say that the song’s "concept is accentuated by its clever title and Jackson’s amusingly mournful delivery, including a pitiful 'yee haw' that ends up sounding more funny than sad, which ultimately describes the song as a whole, despite the theme of lost love."[3]

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Jim Shea and was released in October 1992.

Chart positions[edit]

"She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)" debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 24, 1992.

Chart (1992–1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 95
Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Greatest Hits Collection (CD). Alan Jackson. Arista Records. 1995. 07822 18801. 
  2. ^ "Music City News Country Songwriters Award". Randy Travis website. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ CountryUniverse.net Song review
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1823." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 16, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Alan Jackson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
Preceded by
"I Cross My Heart"
by George Strait
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 19, 1992
Succeeded by
"Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away"
by Vince Gill
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 16, 1993