George Jones performs “She Thinks I Still Care” Live On That Nashville Music.

The whining of Dickey Lee-Steve Duffy would become one of the longest-running country hits of all time thanks to Jones's memorable performance, combining pain and anguish with an ironic sense of denial and a touch of self-pity.

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She Thinks I Still Care:

Single cover George Jones ( UAR 1962 )
Single cover George Jones ( UAR 1962 )

Song written by Dickey Lee & Steve Duffy, George Jones recorded the song on March 3, 1962, and was released on April 14, 1962, for United Artists label, the song included on the album, The New Favorites Of George Jones (United Artists Records 1962), the song reached number one on May 4, 1962, remained 6 weeks in a row in number one until June 29. The whining of Dickey Lee-Steve Duffy would become one of the longest-running country hits of all time thanks to Jones’s memorable performance, combining pain and anguish with an ironic sense of denial and a touch of self-pity.

Lp Cover George Jones ( UAR 1962 )
Lp Cover George Jones ( UAR 1962 )

The first recording of the song was made on January 4, 1962, in radley Film and Recording Studio, the composer and producer Jack Clement had the studio Gulf Coast Sound, in Beaumont, Texas, along with Bill Hall. The song caught George’s attention, but he was not convinced to record it, he said he repeated too many times “just because”. Finally, George recorded the song, and it became a signature tune for Jones, and he has become one of the most loved and most often single of the singer.



Single cover Elvis Presley ( RCA 1976 )
Single cover Elvis Presley ( RCA 1976 )

 

Days after the death of Possum in April 2014, several artists paid tribute to him with the interpretations of this song and others of his great successes.

 

 

 

Single cover Connie Francis ( MGM 1962 )
Single cover Connie Francis ( MGM 1962 )

Some versions :

Little Willie John 1962 ( King Records)
Connie Francis 1962 ( MGM )
Eddy Arnold 1963 ( RCA Victor )
The Rip Chords 1964 ( Columbia )
Faron Young 1964 ( Mercury )
Cher 1965 ( Imperial Records )
Del Reeves & Bobby Goldsboro 1967 ( United Artists Records )



Single The Kendalls ( Stop Records 1970 )
Single The Kendalls ( Stop Records 1970 )

 

Marty Robbins 1968 ( Columbia )
The Kendalls 1970 ( Stop Records )
Glen Campbell 1972 ( Capitol )
Elvis Presley 1976 ( RCA )
Johnny PAycheck 1980 ( Epic )
Johnnie Allan 1980 ( Jin Records )
Sammy Kershaw 2014 ( Big Hit Records )

and many more .





George Jones – She Thinks I Still Care Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Just because I ask a friend about her
Just because I spoke her name somewhere
Just because I rang her number by mistake today
She thinks I still care

[Verse 2]
Just because I haunt the same old places
Where the memory of her lingers everywhere
Just because I’m not the happy guy I used to be
She thinks I still care

[Bridge]
But if she’s happy thinking I still need her
Then let that silly notion bring her cheer
But how could she ever be so foolish
Oh where would she get such an idea

[Verse 3]
Just because I ask a friend about her
And just because I spoke her name somewhere
Just because I saw her then went all to pieces
She thinks I still care, she thinks I still care

Single George Jones ( UAR 1962 )
Single George Jones ( UAR 1962 )

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