“I Can Tell by the Way You Dance (You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight)” is possibly one of the best country songs that can make your body move and groove. Patched with the voice of Vern Gosdin, it can sweep you off your feet. Besides, the song can bring back the good country sounds in the 80s. With this, let’s reminisce the good old days and remember “The Voice” Vern Gosdin through the song.
In the course of Vern Gosdin’s career, he has placed a total of three number one hits on the country charts. These were “I Can Tell by the Way You Dance (You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight),” “Set ‘Em Up Joe,” and “I’m Still Crazy.” Nevertheless, he placed another sixteen Top Ten singles on the country charts. All in all, he had a total of nineteen top charting singles. Additionally, he was known as the “The Voice” of Country Music.
I Can Tell by the Way You Dance (You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight)…
Sandy Pinkard and Rob Strandlund pooled resources for the words and lyrics of the song. Vern Gosdin recorded the song in 1983 and released in 1984. Additionally, the song was part of his album “There is a Season.” It placed at number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart making it as one of his three singles to reach at number one.
Vern Gosdin was doubtful the first time the song was presented to him. He thought the song was too Rock and Roll. The song then was shelved for two years after it was pitched to him. Later on, he decided to record “I can Tell by the Way You Dance (You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight).”
A Bit about Vern Gosdin…
At a very young age, Vern Gosdin began singing in Bethel East Baptist Church in Woodland, Alabama. The same church where his mother played the piano. Vern Gosdin along with his two brothers sang gospel on Birmingham radio station. Then, he moved to Chicago Illinois to operate D&G Tap.
In 1961, he joined West Coast Country Music Movement as a member of the band “Golden State Boys.” The band became “The Hillmen” joined by Chris Hillman. Then, he formed the duo “The Gosdin Brothers” with his brother Rex.
During the 70s, he retired from performing and recording. In 1976, he went back to music and signed a contract with Elektra Records. After that, he released singles along with Emmy Lou Harris. He placed some of his singles on the top.
Vern Gosdin continued recording and releasing songs until the 2000s. Before his death in 2009, he released four more singles. These were “There’s a Fire in Our Bedroom,” “Let’s Get Down to Business,” “Santa’s Driving a Chevrolet This Year” and “Dixie on My Mind.”
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