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George Jones’ Mastery in “The One I Loved Back Then”

“The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)” is a country song performed by George Jones. It was released in 1985 as the first single from his album “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes.” The song was written by Gary Gentry and Thom McHugh.

The lyrics of “The One I Loved Back Then” humorously narrate the story of a man who recalls a past romance with a woman who chose a wealthy suitor driving a Corvette over him. The song playfully explores the theme of materialism and the allure of status symbols.

George Jones’ charismatic delivery and the humorous and upbeat nature of the song contributed to its success. “The One I Loved Back Then” became a hit on the country charts, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1985.

The song is often appreciated for its fun and lighthearted approach, showcasing Jones’ ability to convey humor through his music. “The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)” remains a memorable entry in George Jones’ extensive catalog.

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