“She’s Got You” is a classic song brought to us by the great Patsy Cline and though it isn’t exactly country, it is still a country classic.
All About “She’s Got You”
The musical style of the song has a more upbeat jazz feel to it, however, the overtones of the song are still mostly country which is why this is still considered a country song.
In the biography titled Honky-tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline by Ellis Nassour, it tells the story of how the song came into being.
According to the story, Hank Cochran, the writer of this song, had just called Patsy Cline saying that he just finished writing her next number 1 hit. She then told him to come to her house so that he could play it on the guitar for her friend Dottie West.
Cline loved the song so much that she immediately learned it that same night. She then called her manager and her producer and sang the song to them through the phone.
Her producer, Owen Bradley, often disagreed with Patsy Cline on song choices and releases but this was a rare occasion as both agreed that “She’s Got You” would be a guaranteed hit.
The song itself revolves around the contemplation of lost love through material possessions, it is most evident in the lyrics:
I’ve got the records, that we used to share
And they still sound the same, as when you were here
The only thing different, the only thing new
I’ve got the records … she’s got you.
The song did go on to become a number one hit for Cline. Upon release, it immediately reached the top of the charts and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.
If y’all need some good music to listen to today, then look no further than this wonderful ballad of gentle reflection on a love lost.
Take a listen to Patsy Cline sing her hit single here: