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"Don't Rock The Jukebox"
© Arista Records
Year of Release: 1991
Don't Rock The Jukebox
That's All I Need
Love's Got A
Hold On You
Just Playin' Possum
From A Distance
Walkin' The Floor
Working Class Hero
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"Don't Rock The Jukebox"
Don't Rock The Jukebox was my first introduction to Alan Jackson.
His second album featured on the WSVNRadio website,
A Lot About Livin' And A Little 'Bout Love was the first reviewed),
Four songs from this album reached #1 on the Country singles chart (1991), and
Jackson's career would reach incredible heights ever since. (As of this date,
he has achieved 22 songs at #1 on the Country chart.)
The title track would be the first single to reach number one, and if anyone
has been following country music, this song shouldn't be a stranger. There
are some great ballads on this release, such as "That's All I Need To Know"
as it has a Merle Haggard ballad feel, likewise on the Merle Haggard feel is
"From A Distance." Another great ballad, "Someday," became
Jackson's next #1 country single.
"Dallas" would be the next #1 country single for Jackson, and like
many of his hits, it's another great song, having a somewhat Randy Travis feel.
His fourth and final #1 from this release, "Love's Got A Hold On You" is
a great honky-tonk'er, having a true country sound, both musically and vocally,
it has some cute lyrics, and is definitely an enjoyable song in the country
The remaining album cuts defines true country, just like the entire album:
"Midnight In Montgomery" has the same atmosphere as Garth Brooks'
"The Thunder Rolls." "Just Playin' Possum" defines an ultimate
country sound, likewise the remaining two songs, "Walkin' The Floor Over
Me" and "Working Class Hero."
Don't Rock The Jukebox clearly defines Country at is best, as
Jackson sings about tuning in to country music on the jukebox, rather than
the common rock n roll from decades' past. This album would mark Jackson as
a true Country superstar. His releases afterwards reached #1 on the album
charts (Country & Pop), and many many songs from those albums would reach the
top of the charts. Jackson earned his mark, as he kept working hard in his
early years to become a country superstar. He has successfully accomplished
that goal, and his name will easily be added to the many country legends who
entertained us before him.
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