Tune Tuesday: I Can Tell By The Way You Dance 1984

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Thirty-five years ago, today, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot Country chart was I Can Tell By The Way You Dance (You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight) by Vern Gosdin from the album There Is A Season. Released on March 26 as the lead single, it was written by Sandy Pinkard (of Pinkard & Bowden) and Robb Strandlund.

The song, later on, also made it to #1 on Canada’s RPM Country chart.

Additional Reading:
“The Voice” Passes Away (CMT Website)
2017 Inductee (Nashville Songwriters Foundation Website)
Vern Gosdin Music (Official Website)

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6 thoughts on “Tune Tuesday: I Can Tell By The Way You Dance 1984

    hanspostcard said:
    July 3, 2019 at 5:33 AM

    One of those country singers whose name I had heard dozens of times but can’t actually say i ‘heard”- until now. Pretty good singer and in reading up on him- interesting career- retired in the early 70s for a period and moved to Georgia to operate a glass factory.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      July 4, 2019 at 12:38 AM

      Until I looked this up, I’d never heard of him. He did have a nice voice.

      I went to Billboard and I was like “WHO?” LOL!

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    badfinger20 said:
    July 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    I remember the song. I didn’t listen to modern country then…or now but I worked at a place where I had no other choice in 85 and 86…I remember the song because I was forced to listen to it.
    I agree…he did have a nice voice.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      July 13, 2019 at 12:28 AM

      I had no clue who he was nor had I heard the song. I was into Rock & Hair Bands in the 80s.

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        badfinger20 said:
        July 13, 2019 at 12:29 AM

        Yea I was still into the Beatles and Stones but was forced to listen to the drivel of modern country.

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