Let’s get right into more George Strait songs…
George Strait Songs Part 2
40. I’ve Come To Expect It From You
I’m a firm believer there would be no country music without women. So many great country songs are about woman. They’re amazing. They’re horrible. Whatever they are to you there is sure to be a country song that fits the emotion. This one from George is about a woman that’s treating him wrong, but he’s no surprised or at least he realizes he shouldn’t be surprised. She’s been doing it for a long time. And yes of course ladies – it works both ways.
39. When Did You Stop Loving Me
This song is kind of the forgotten track from the soundtrack to Pure Country. I love this song and still hear it on the radio from time to time. Sure the other two singles (see later in the countdown) were bigger hits, but I hold a place for this one too. It’s a classic tear in your beer kind of song about a woman checking out mentally from a relationship. It doesn’t get anymore pure country than that.
38. The Chair
Here is a classic pickup line. The Chair is about a guy that heads up to a woman in a bar and tries explaining to her that she’s taken his chair. He works his magic and soon the two are talking and having a conversation. He’s effectively gotten her attention and it wasn’t even his chair. That’s pretty smooth. To make a chair the center of a pickup line? Genius.
37. The Fireman
George can get a little sly and smooth with the ladies once and a while. For The Fireman he plays the part of a guy with charm and wit that can cool down any heated up woman. He even heads over to his buddy’s place to cool off the old lady with a little mouth to mouth. Scandalous? Sure, but it’s only a song and it’s all in good fun when that’s the case. George throws out surprised every once and a while and this song sure was a great surprise.
36. Ace In The Hole
Perhaps George’s own ace in the hole was his own bad. The Ace in the Hole band got their own song kind of with this one. The song is about life and how you have to keep a few tricks up your sleeve in order to get ahead. Everybody is fighting to succeed and have a good life. In order to beat out the competition you have to have some good people around you and George sure had that with his band mates.
35. Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye
When the chorus comes in for the first time on this song it really hits you as a listener. I love this song for the melody. The story is actually kind of sad. A guy is learning that this time his woman has left him and probably for good this time. She didn’t shed a single tear as she left and he knows she’s perfected goodbye this time. George nails it on this song and it’s one of my favorites.
34. The Big One
George is known mostly for his smooth vocals, but he can get things rocking and swinging too. The Big One is one of those great upbeat Strait tunes. The song is about a guy falling in love. He knows he’s in for the big one now, he’s falling in love. This track was a huge hit on radio. It’s packed with hooks. Everybody gets caught singing this song by the time it’s over.
33. Blue Clear Sky
Most people would probably be surprised to know that a few country songs have been born out of the movie Forrest Gump. George’s Blue Clear Sky is one of those songs. George was confused when he was first pitched the song. He tried correcting the lyrics to Clear Blue Sky, but the songwriters knew things had to stay the same – the same way Forrest had said the line in the movie. Things turned out alright and the song about finding love when you’re not even looking for it.
32. Carried Away
Most guys that listen to country music are stable guys. Life is good. Things are secure and not much can shake us into getting caught up in the hustle and bustle. George sings about just that with Carried Away except he finds that a specific woman is able to get him all worked up and carried away. Women have a strange way to bring out the best emotions in men and make them go a little crazy. And we love ’em for it.
31. Let’s Fall To Pieces Together
Here George plays the part of a guy who’s lost the love of his life. He heads to the jukebox and while playing sad songs he notices another woman going through a heartbreak herself. George pitches the idea that maybe if they spent some time together they could comfort each other’s loss. Alone is much better together as the song goes and it’s alright with songs like this one as well. Another great one from the King.