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"The Hardest Easy Thing"
PublishedNovember 24, 1965 (1965-11-24) Acuff-Rose Publications Blue Crest Music, Inc., Husky Music, Inc.[1]
ReleasedOctober 1966 (1966-10)
RecordedAugust 6, 1966 (1966-08-06)
StudioRCA Victor Studio, Nashville
GenreCountry
LabelDecca
Songwriter(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.[2] "There Goes My Everything" is now considered a country music standard, covered by many artists.

Jack Greene recording[edit]

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.[3] 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 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".

Content[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 bitterly splitting up. 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
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 65

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Copyright Office Virtual Card Catalog 1955-1970". vcc.copyright.gov. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  2. ^ "classic-country-song-lyrics.com". classic-country-song-lyrics.com. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 143.
  4. ^ "Jack Greene Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 296.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know".
  7. ^ "There Goes My Everything". The Official Charts Company.