Something Special (George Strait album)

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Something Special
Studio album by George Strait
Released August 29, 1985 (1985-08-29)
Studio Sound Stage Studios
Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 32:49
Label MCA
George Strait chronology
Greatest Hits
Something Special
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

Something Special is the fifth studio album by American country music artist George Strait, released on August 29, 1985 by MCA Records. It is ceritfied platinum by the RIAA. The album produced singles in the track "You're Something Special to Me" (#4 on Hot Country Singles) and "The Chair" (#1 on the same chart). It was the first album for the MCA label to be issued on both LP album and compact disc.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You're Something Special to Me" David Anthony 3:19
2. "Last Time the First Time" Robert N. Kelly 2:13
3. "Haven't You Heard" Red Lane, Wayne Kemp 2:55
4. "In Too Deep" Jerry Max Lane, Erv Woolsey 2:38
5. "Blue Is Not a Word" Jo-El Sonnier, Judy Ball 2:52
6. "You Sure Got This Ol' Redneck Feelin' Blue" Dean Dillon, Buzz Rabin 3:12
7. "The Chair" Hank Cochran, Dillon 2:50
8. "Dance Time in Texas" Peter Rowan 3:16
9. "Lefty's Gone" Sanger D. Shafer 3:14
10. "I've Seen That Look on Me (A Thousand Times)" Harlan Howard, Shirl Milete 3:24
Total length: 32:49[1]



  • Ron Treat – engineer
  • Bob Bullock – engineer
  • Mark Coddington – engineer
  • Russ Martin – engineer
  • Tim Kish – engineer
  • Chuck Ainlay – mixer
  • Peter Brill Nash – photography
  • Simon Levy – art director
  • Brown – design and production

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1


  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Kirby, Kip (1985-10-26). "Country CD Business Picking Up". Billboard: 82. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
Preceded by
Rhythm & Romance
by Rosanne Cash
Top Country Albums number-one album
December 14, 1985
Succeeded by
Anything Goes
by Gary Morris