"There Goes My Everything" is a popular song written by Dallas Frazier and published in 1965. The song is best known in a 1966 version by Jack Greene whose version spent seven weeks at the top of the US country music chart, with a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart.[1] It peaked at 65 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also won several awards, including "Single of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the very first CMA Awards presentation. In addition, the accompanying album of the same title won "Album of the Year", and Greene won "Male Vocalist of the Year". "There Goes My Everything" is now considered a country music standard, covered by many artists.

"There Goes My Everything"
Single by Jack Greene
from the album There Goes My Everything
B-side"Hardest Easy Thing"
ReleasedOctober 1966
GenreCountry
LabelDecca
Songwriter(s)Dallas Frazier
Producer(s)Owen Bradley
Jack Greene singles chronology
"Ever Since My Baby Went Away"
(1966)
"There Goes My Everything"
(1966)
"All the Time"
(1967)

ContentEdit

The song is about a couple who are splitting up, but why is a mystery. The singer says that he can hear a voice refer to him as "darling", which seems an unlikely address when a couple are bitterly splitting up. The song describes the narrator's feelings as his lover is leaving him. He comes to realize how much she meant to him now that he is losing her — "There goes my reason for living/There goes the one of my dreams/There goes my only possession/There goes my everything". I suggest that, as the song refers to an “old heart” that the partner may have died.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1966) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 65

Cover versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 143.
  2. ^ "Jack Greene Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 296.
  4. ^ http://www.irishcharts.ie/search/placement

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