#4 George Jones – He Stopped Loving Her Today

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Album I Am What I Am Epic 1980
Album I Am What I Am Epic 1980

“He Stopped Loving Her Today” is a song recorded by American country music artist George Jones. It has been named in several surveys as the greatest country song of all time. It was released in April 1980 as the lead single from the album I Am What I Am. The song was Jones’s first solo No. 1 single in six years. The melancholy song was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman. The week after Jones’ death, the song re-entered the Hot Country Songs chart at No. 21. As of November 13, 2013, the single has sold 521,000 copies in the United States. Since 2008 it has been preserved by the Library of Congress into the National Recording Registry. The song was #275 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Alan Jackson sang the song during George Jones’ funeral service on May 2, 2013. George Strait and Jackson sang the song as a tribute during the 2013 CMA Awards on November 6, 2013.

Album I Am What I Am
B-side “A Hard Act to Follow”
Released April 14, 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre Country
Length 3:15
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Bobby Braddock/Curly Putman
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill George Jones

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George Jones – He Stopped Loving Her Today lyrics

[Verse 1]
He said “I’ll love you til I die”
She told him “you’ll forget in time”
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind
He kept her picture on his wall
Went half crazy now and then
But he still loved her through it all
Hoping she’d come back again

[Verse 2]
He kept some letters by his bed
Dated 1962
He had underlined in red
Every single ‘I love you’
I went to see him just today
Oh but I didn’t see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I’d seen him smile in years

[Chorus]
He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving her today
[Bridge]
You know she came to see him one last time
Oh, and we all wondered if she would
And it kept runnin’ through my mind
This time – he’s over her for good

[Chorus]
He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

Single He Stopped Loving Her Today Epic 1980
Single He Stopped Loving Her Today Epic 1980

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