There Goes My Everything
Dallas Frazier wrote There Goes My Everything in 1965, basing it on the broken marriage of two friends. Jack Greene took the song to the top of the country chart in 1967. His recording (Decca 32023) was named Single of the Year at the annual Country Music Association Awards. Composer Frazier received a CMA award for Song of the Year. In 1967 Englebert Humperdinck had a million-seller with There Goes My Everything (Parrot 40015), reaching #20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Another popular recording that year was by Sue Raney (Imperial 66222).
Elvis recorded There Goes My Everything on June 8, 1970, at RCA's Nashville studios. His single release had a nine-week stay on the Hot 100 chart, peaking at #21. On the country chart, the song, paired with I Really Don't Want to Know, reached #9 - Elvis's first top 10 country record since 1958. There Goes My Everything peaked at #2 on the Easy-Listening chart. Only Bobby Goldsboro's Watching Scotty Grow kept it from the top spot.
Yeah, there goes my only possession
There goes my everything
Where it was released:
First released on single »
- I Really Don’t Want to Know / There Goes My Everything (RCA 47-9960) December 1970. Standard release. The original picture sleeve read “Coming Soon – New Album”. One month later the sleeve was changed to read, “Now Available – New Album”. Both references were to the Elvis Country LP »
- I Really Don’t Want to Know / There Goes My Everything (RCA 447-0679) February 1972. Gold standard series reissue.
- You'll Never Walk Alone / There Goes My Everything (RCA PB-13058) February 1982. New single release.
- You'll Never Walk Alone / There Goes My Everthing (RCA JB-13058). February 1982. Disc jockey promotional release.
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