You Look So Good in Love

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"You Look So Good in Love"
Single by George Strait
from the album Right or Wrong
B-side "A Little Heaven's Rubbing off on Me"
Released September 22, 1983
Format 7" single
Recorded July 20, 1983
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label MCA 52279
Songwriter(s) Glen Ballard
Rory Michael Bourke
Kerry Chater
Producer(s) Ray Baker
George Strait singles chronology
"A Fire I Can't Put Out"
"You Look So Good in Love"
"Right or Wrong"
"A Fire I Can't Put Out"
"You Look So Good in Love"
"Right or Wrong"

"You Look So Good in Love" is a song written by Glen Ballard, Rory Michael Bourke and Kerry Chater, and recorded by American country singer George Strait. It was released in September 1983 as the lead single from his album Right or Wrong.


The narrator is a guy looking at his ex-lover fall in love with another guy. He realizes just how happy his former girlfriend looks now that she’s fallen in true love. He feels sorry for himself that he wasn’t the one to make her happy, but part of him realizes it wasn’t meant to be.

Music video[edit]

A video — Strait's first — was issued for the song. Strait disliked the "slow-paced and romantic themed" video so he asked for it to be taken off the air, and refused to do music videos for several years afterward.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 31 on the Hot Country Songs charts, Strait's highest debut for many years.[2] In January 1984, "You Look So Good in Love" was George Strait's third No. 1 song on the chart.[3]

Chart (1983–1984) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Bego, Mark. George Strait: The Story of Country's Living Legend. p. 46. 
  2. ^ Jessen, Wade (29 July 2000). "Country Corner". Billboard. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 
  4. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.

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Preceded by
"Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)"
by Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 7, 1984
Succeeded by
"Slow Burn"
by T. G. Sheppard
Preceded by
"Take It to the Limit"
by Waylon Jennings with Willie Nelson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 21, 1984
Succeeded by
"Ozark Mountain Jubilee"
by The Oak Ridge Boys