FLASHBACK: George Strait Heads To The Top Of The Charts With “Right Or Wrong”
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“Right or Wrong” is a classic country song recorded by George Strait, and released in 1984 as a single from his album of the same name. The song was written by Paul Biese, Haven Gillespie, and Arthur L. Sizemore, and it became a hit for Strait, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart on April 28, 1984. It stayed there for 12 weeks.
The song’s lyrics are about a man who is in love with a woman who is unsure about their relationship. The man reassures her that he will always be there for her, no matter what happens, and that he will never leave her. He tells her that they can face anything together, as long as they are together, and that he will always be there to make things right, even if they are wrong.
The melody of the song is simple, with a classic country sound, featuring fiddle, steel guitar, and a steady rhythm section. George Strait’s smooth and confident voice delivers the lyrics with sincerity and conviction, making the song a memorable and timeless classic.
“Right or Wrong” is a great example of George Strait’s ability to choose and perform great songs. It is also a testament to the enduring popularity of traditional country music, which continues to resonate with fans around the world.
The song actually has an interesting history. It was a jazz ballad recorded in 1921 and has been performed by countless artists over the years.
Strait gave the song its most successful version and because of that, songwriter Haven Gillespie won an ASCAP award.
Watch Strait perform it live below.