Thursday, March 28, 2013

"True Love Ways" by Mickey Gilley

Song#:  0298
Date:  08/16/1980
Debut:  86
Peak:  66
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Country



Pop Bits:  Gilley was riding a peak during this time thanks to his biggest pop hit, "Stand By Me," featured in the "Urban Cowboy" film and on the soundtrack. He quickly followed that up with his album "That's All That Matters to Me" and this #1 country singled spilled over into the pop chart for a few weeks. This song was part of his streak of six #1 country hits in a row.

ReduxReview:  The original (see below) is a nice, dreamy late-50s tune nicely done by Holly. Gilley gets it all countrified and it is still a nice song, but it doesn't have that dream-pop feel that made Holly's original so lovely.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song was co-written by Buddy Holly and was recorded by him about four months prior to his death. The song was a wedding gift from Holly to his wife. Released after his death, the song did not chart in the US, but it did reach #25 in the UK.

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