There are few country singers as legendary as Johnny Rodriguez. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Rodriguez has released some of the most iconic country songs of all time. His soulful voice and emotional lyrics have won him legions of fans across the globe. In this blog post, we will take a look at 10 of the best Johnny Rodriguez songs ever recorded.
10. Ridin’ My Thumb To Mexico
This song was released in 1973 and was Rodriguez’s debut single. The song tells the story of a man who is hitchhiking to Mexico in search of adventure. According to Tru Country Music, the song became a huge hit, reaching the top of the country charts and helping to launch Rodriguez’s career. It has been featured in one particular episode of The Simpsons. P Springfield goes on a road trip to Mexico and ends up riding with Johnny Rodriguez, who sings this song while they’re driving.
9. You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)
This song is a heartbreaker, plain and simple. Johnny Rodriguez sings of a love that just won’t die, no matter how many times it’s been hurt. It’s a song that anyone who has ever been in love can relate to, and it’s one of Johnny’s best. The lyrics are simple, but they’re powerful. Johnny sings of a love that he knows is wrong, but he can’t help himself. He’s been hurt so many times, but he keeps going back for more. This song has featured in many movies and TV shows most notably on the hit show Nashville.
8. That’s The Way Love Goes
“That’s The Way Love Goes” is a song about the ups and downs of love. Rodriguez sings about how love can make you feel happy one minute and then sad the next. The song is a reminder that love is never perfect and that you have to take the good with the bad. This song hit reached number one on the country charts and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
7. Just Get Up And Close The Door
Just Get Up And Close The Door is a song about heartbreak and moving on. It talks about how sometimes it’s better to just walk away from a situation and not look back. The song was produced by Jerry Kennedy under the record label, Mercury Records. It was released in July of 1973 and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Country chart. Much of its success is attributed to it being used on the soundtrack for the film, “The Exorcist”. The song was written by Jerry Chesnut and Johnny Rodriguez.
6. Love Put A Song In My Heart
“Love Put A Song In My Heart” is a beautiful ballad that showcases Johnny Rodriguez’s vocal talent. The song is about the power of love and how it can change our lives for the better. The song is in the album, “That’s The Way Love Goes”, which was released in 1975. It was written by Johnny Rodriguez and produced by Chips Moman and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Country chart.
5. I Just Can’t Get Her Out Of My Mind
This song is a perfect example of Rodriguez’s ability to take a simple idea and turn it into a catchy, memorable tune. The idea behind this song is so simple – a man who can’t get a woman out of his mind – but it’s the way that Rodriguez delivers it that makes it special. It was produced by Pete Anderson, who also produced Rodriguez’s debut album. According to All Music, the song was released as a single in 1975 and reached number 14 on the Billboard country charts. IT has been featured in movies and television shows over the years, including Thelma & Louise and Friday Night Lights.
4. Dance With Me (Just One More Time)
“Dance With Me” is a song about wanting to recapture a lost love. The song talks about how the narrator has regrets about things left unsaid and undone. The song has a wistful, longing feeling to it. Having been produced under the MCA Nashville label, “Dance With Me” was an instant hit. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard country charts and number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
3. I Wonder If I Ever Said Goodbye
This song is a classic Johnny Rodriguez tune, and it always seems to bring back memories of good times gone by. It’s a sad, reflective song that makes you think about what could have been. Being produced under the guidance of country music legend, Willie Nelson, it’s no wonder that this song has become a timeless classic. It has featured in movies, such as The Shawshank Redemption, and has been covered by many other artists. If you’re looking for a song to help you reminisce about the good times, then this is the one for you. Willie Nelson had a huge impact on Johnny Rodriguez’s career, and this song is a great example of that.
2. We’re Over
This song is a heart-wrenching ballad about a couple that has ended their relationship. Rodriguez sings about how he can’t get over her, and how he misses her. It was written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard and produced under the supervision of Jimmy Bowen on Rodriguez’s second studio album, Rodriguez. According to PlayBack FM, this song reached number four on the Billboard country chart. It has been used in the TV show Nashville and in the film Country Strong.
1. Down On The Rio Grande
This song is about a man who is down on his luck and decides to head down to the Rio Grande in hopes of finding a better life. The song is full of hope and desperation, and Johnny’s vocals really convey the emotions of the protagonist. It was released under Johnny’s fourth studio album and peaked at number four on the Country charts. You will find it featured as a soundtrack in the movie The Shawshank Redemption. In conclusion, these are the ten best Johnny Rodriguez songs of all time. Each song is special in its own way, and each one has something unique to offer. Whether you’re a fan of his early work or his more recent songs, there’s something for everyone on this list. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the music of Johnny Rodriguez.