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Alan Jackson
"Don't Rock The Jukebox"

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Year of Release: 1991

track listing
  • Don't Rock The Jukebox
  • That's All I Need
    To Know
  • Dallas
  • Midnight In
  • Love's Got A
    Hold On You
  • Someday
  • Just Playin' Possum
  • From A Distance
  • Walkin' The Floor
    Over Me
  • Working Class Hero

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    Alan Jackson
    "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 fashion.

    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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