Honoring Marty Robbins With List Of His Songs, Including “El Paso” & “I’ll Go On Alone”

Honoring Marty Robbins With List Of His Songs, Including “El Paso” & “I’ll Go On Alone” | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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Marty Robbins Was A Great Talent Who We Lost Long Before His Time

The world lost a great talent far too soon when Marty Robbins passed away on December 8, 1982, at the age of 57.

Robbins just wrapped up filming on the Clint Eastwood film Honkytonk Man when he died following complications from heart surgery.

Remembering Marty Robbins
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The singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and race car driver experienced heart troubles for some time, suffering a total of three heart attacks in 13 years.

Over the course of his career, Robbins had his fair share of chart-topping country hits. In addition, many of his songs crossed over to the pop charts.

Looking back on Marty Robbins’ music seems like a great way to honor him. So as a tribute, we’ve gathered a few of his biggest hits for you to enjoy. Head below to start your walk down memory lane. 

1. “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife”

In 1970, Robbins released “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” as the first single from his album of the same title. Robbins wrote the song himself. It eventually hit #1 on the country chart. The song only held the top spot for a week, but remained on the charts for 15 weeks total.

Although not a number one crossover hit, “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” still broke into the Top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It peaked at the 42nd spot. The song was also a major success in Canada, where it hit #1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

To add further to the list of things he accomplished with “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife,” Robbins took home a Grammy Award for it in 1971.

2. “I’ll Go On Alone”

Robbins’ first number one single, “I’ll Go On Alone” set him up for his successful career to follow. Another self-penned tune, “I’ll Go On Alone” hit #1 on the country chart in 1952.

Other artists rushed to record their own versions. Honky-tonk artist Webb Pierce released his cover of “I’ll Go On Alone” in 1953. He also turned the song into a hit. Although his version only climbed to the fourth spot on the chart.

Country legend Ernest Tubb also recorded a rendition of “I’ll Go On Alone. He included it on his 1969 album, Let’s Turn Back the Years. Of course, we feel the best version is Robbins’ original, and the numbers support that!

3. “Devil Woman”

Robbins wrote and recorded “Devil Woman,” which hit radio as a single in 1962. It was his seventh single to ever reach #1 on the country chart. Additionally, it spent an impressive total of eight weeks in that position. The song also peaked at the 16th spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

Six years later, American singer Trini Lopez recorded the song. Lopez included it on his album, Welcome to Trini Country.The song really caught on with international artists too, and many recorded versions of the song in their own languages.

For example, a Spanish version of the song called “Magia Blanca” was the first big hit for Spanish-Puerto Rican singer Chucho Avellanet. Versions of the song were also recorded in Serbian and Standard Chinese.

Robbins penned a song that resonated with audiences around the world. No wonder why it came to be regarded as a country classic.

4. “El Paso”

Perhaps his most well-known song, Robbins wrote “El Paso” and released on his 1959 album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. Not only was “El Paso” a #1 country hit, but a #1 crossover hit as well.

In addition, “El Paso” earned a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961. The song was also named as one of the Top 100 Western Songs Of All Time by the Western Writers of America.

Due to its success, Robbins went on to write two sequels, “Faleena (From El Paso)” and “El Paso City,” the latter of which was another #1 country hit. But whenever you think of Robbins, it’s the original installment of “El Paso” that comes to mind.

Robbins had a remarkable impact on country music during his short time on this Earth. Every one of these songs serves as proof of that since they are still remembered and treasured by each new generation of country music fans.

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