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Classic Rewind – Lorrie Morgan – ‘Something In Red’

Here is Morgan performing a song she initially refused to hear until the end because she thought the woman in the song ultimately ended up wearing black. Her recording of “Something In Red” went on to become her signature song although it wasn’t a #1 single. The song, also the title track to the accompanying album, would peak at #14, 20 years ago this spring:

5 responses to “Classic Rewind – Lorrie Morgan – ‘Something In Red’

  1. luckyoldsun April 1, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    It was a good enough record, but it really didn’t sound country at all. I think that’s why it only made it to the teens on the country chart.

  2. Ken Johnson April 2, 2012 at 8:44 am

    For a song to become a truly big hit it requires broadbased audience acceptance. Though this song was very popular with women listeners the majority of males did not care for it. Men obviously did not relate to the subject matter. Also as Luckyoldsun pointed out the lush non-country instrumention worked against it. Lorrie’s two previous singles “A Picture Of Me (Without You)” and “Except For Monday” were straight ahead country efforts that hit the top ten. Her subsequent single “Watch Me” climbed to #2.

    I saw Lorrie in concert several times during the early 90’s and this song was a HUGE favorite with her core fans. Big ovation for this one.

  3. Leeann April 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Too bad a record not sounding country is no longer a consideration for country radio anymore. I do like this song though.

  4. Ben Foster April 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I’ve loved this song for about as long as I can remember, having grown up listening to it. Nowadays I’m just fascinated by Angela Kaset’s brilliant songwriting concept – telling the story of a relationship through a woman’s clothing choices. The fact that it doesn’t sound squarely country has never bothered me, as I do think the sweeping classic pop arrangement sounds beautiful in its own right. While it didn’t do outstandingly well on the charts, I do think it’s impressive that this has become one of those special songs that transcends its modest chart peak, and nonetheless goes on to define the artist performing it – like Martina McBride’s “Independence Day.” A great song that never gets old.

  5. Michelle April 6, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I had forgotten this song it is an ok single but I like other songs of Lorrie’s such as “What Part of No” and ” A Picture Of Me Without you” better. The arrangement does not bother me. As I said it is not my favourite Lorrie song but this is better than what most of today’s female artists of today releasing.

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