Classic Country Music: Tryin’ To Get Over You

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In the spirit of #throwbackthursday, we’re celebrating with some classic country music! Twenty years ago this week, Vince Gill’s “Tryin’ To Get Over You” was at the top of the country charts.

Obviously this hit is much, much different than the current No. 1 song on the country chart. “Tryin’ To Get Over You” is a tale of love lost. Like, really lost. It’s so lost, the only way Vince thinks he can move on is death. Seems a little drastic, but hey– the heart wants what the heart wants.

There’s not a single mention of beer, a pickup truck or dancing.

The video for “Tryin’ To Get Over You” was shot in black and white, which was kind of a thing in the ’90s, though color televisions had been around for oh, like 40 years of something. The black and white makes this song all that more dramatic. You know what else is dramatic? The size of Vince’s umbrella at the 1:30 mark. It wasn’t even raining that hard, but when you’ve got a head of hair like that, you’ve got to protect it.

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