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Flashback to Jack Greene’s Rendition of “There Goes My Everything” 

Flashback to Jack Greene’s Rendition of “There Goes My Everything” 
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  • Riley is a Senior Country Music Journalist for Country Thang Daily, known for her engaging storytelling and insightful coverage of the genre.
  • Before joining Country Thang Daily, Riley developed her expertise at Billboard and People magazine, focusing on feature stories and music reviews.
  • Riley has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Belmont University, with a minor in Cultural Studies.

Jack Greene’s piercing rendition of “There Goes My Everything” is a must-add song to your playlist of heartbreaks. Under Decca Records, Greene recorded the song on August 6, 1966 then released it in September that year for his album with the same name. Written by Dallas Frazier, the song was initially recorded by Ferlin Husky in 1965 and became a favorite of country singers to cover. 

“There Goes My Everything” became a cover to remember, making it Green’s greatest hit. Rocketing to the limelight, it spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Charts and ranked at No. 65 on the Billboard Hot 100. This crossover hit won the 1967 CMA’s Single of the Year Award and Song of the Year. It also earned Greene the “Album of the Year” and “Male Vocalist of the Year.”

Dubbed the Jolly Greene Giant, his height and polished vibrato shaped his career in the country music industry. His deep voice added depth to the lyrics of the song’s slow, heartbreaking melody. It was smooth enough to charm the pop audience and make it a chart-topping single. 

The song describes the magnitude of losing someone you once held dear. The reason for the breakup was a mystery, but the singer kept reliving the moments with his lover, hearing a voice softly saying, “Darling, this will be goodbye forevermore.” It then transitions to the lonesome and mournful chorus of the song that speaks of the weight of losing a lover. “There goes my reason for living; there goes the one of my dreams. There goes my only possession; Oh, there goes my everything.”

Its slow, mellow beat is devastatingly painful and haunting that listening to it transcends you to an emotional torture that the singer is going through. Whether you relate to it or not, you can’t help but tear up while Greene is expressing his grief.

Drive back to the 60s and play Jack Greene’s classic tune “There Goes My Everything” on your vintage speaker. 

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