Same Ole Me

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"Same Ole Me"
Single by George Jones with The Oak Ridge Boys
from the album Still the Same Ole Me
B-side"Together Alone"
ReleasedJanuary 1982
Genre Country
Length2:51
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Paul Overstreet
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
George Jones singles chronology
" Still Doin' Time"
(1981)
"Same Ole Me"
(1982)
" Shine On (Shine All Your Sweet Love on Me)"
(1983)

"Same Ole Me" is a song written by Paul Overstreet, and recorded by American country music artist George Jones with The Oak Ridge Boys. It was released in January 1982 as the second single and partial title track from Jones' album Still the Same Ole Me. The song reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart [1] and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. [2]

The song, an anthem of survival that celebrates the companionship of true love, was released when Jones was at his hell-raising worst. In the same month of the single's release, he caused a minor riot when he failed to show for a performance in Jackson, Tennessee, resulting in the police being called when enraged fans stormed the box office to demand their money back. [3] He was also accused of throwing a bottle through the sliding glass doors of his room at the Holiday Inn Rivermont in Memphis. [3] Jones later commented in 1995, "I could not help but be astonished about the reverse parallel of my career and life. The more anguish I underwent in my personal life, the more my career flourished." [4]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1982) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard) [5] 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1982) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) [6] 22

References

  1. ^ George Jones Billboard Singles
  2. ^ RPM Country Tracks
  3. ^ a b Allen, Bob (1996). George Jones: The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend. St Martin's Press. p. 326. ISBN  978-0312956981.
  4. ^ Jones, George; Carter, Tom (1996). I Lived to Tell it All. Villard. p. 287. ISBN  978-0679438694.
  5. ^ "George Jones Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 1982". Billboard. Retrieved June 23, 2021.