Every love is felt in Kenny Rogers’ song “Buy Me A Rose.” This love song will surely make you think of what true love really means. Let us take a look at Kenny Rogers’ last number one song on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Jim Funk and Erik Hickenlooper wrote the song “Buy Me A Rose” in 1999. On the same year, Rogers recorded the song for his album She Rides Wild Horses. In addition, Alison Krauss and Billy Dean were part of Rogers’ recording. This song was Krauss’ only number one song in her entire career.
Chart Performance of the Song and Album
“Buy Me A Rose” became the last number one song of Rogers in the Billboard Country chart. In addition, the song also secured a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching number forty. It also entered the Canadian chart at number nine.
Rogers’ album She Rides Wild Horses also performed well on the chart like his song. The album reached number six on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Moreover, it entered the Billboard 200 at number sixty. “Buy Me A Rose” was able to secure a position on the Billboard Independent album chart, too.
Grant and Forsyth recorded “Buy Me A Rose” in 2001. Another artist who covered Kenny Rogers’ song was Luther Vandross in 2003. Vandross’ version was able to enter the Billboard chart. It reached the Adult Contemporary chart at number thirteen. In 2016, a country singer known as Nathan Carter recorded his own version of the song. Carter included “Buy Me A Rose” on his eighth studio album Stayin’ Up All Night.
The Song’s Meaning
In the song “Buy Me A Rose,” the woman is showered with expensive material things by her husband. He buys her all the things in the world. However, she is not happy because it is not what she really wants. She wants her man to know that the simple things in life are what she appreciates the most. She prefers that he gives her flowers than diamonds. This situation is true in most relationships. It is not the material things that count. What counts the most is the love you show and the time you give. As they always say,
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” -John Wooden