My favorite song of all time….

…at the Roadhouse, Sirius Ch. 62: “…and you don’t know it, but I came over tonight, there was somebody’s car parked outside…Damn my eyes…Damn this heart of mine, I drove off into the night…Some fools never learn, play with the fire and you’re gonna get burned…it’s only love when you’re loved in return….”
Despite his pop leanings, Steve Wariner was one of my favorite singers from the ’80s, largely because of that one song, a No. 1 hit the week of Nov. 2, 1985. I guess you could say “Some Fools Never Learn” was such a great song that it made up for a lot of that. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I also liked the earlier hits from Steve’s MCA days. “What I Didn’t Do” and “Heart Trouble” were particular favorites. I’d like to have seen him do more in that vein, but still his pop-flavored tunes weren’t THAT bad.
I should add, though, that for all I know he did do more traditional music with the unreleased album cuts on those early MCA records. By the time I started getting into that older music all those albums were out of print. After all, to hear the 1998 No. 2 hit “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” no one would have ever guessed that the Wariner album from which it came — Burnin’ the Roadhouse Down — was one of the more traditional-sounding country albums of ’98, and that year saw albums from George Strait, Alan Jackson and Randy Travis, who of course have been keepers of the flame ever since they’ve been on the scene. (And if you don’t have that particular Steve Wariner cd, I highly recommend it…)

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  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    AlanDP
    I never bought any of his stuff, but they used to play him on KKYX way back when, and I liked everything I heard. I especially remember singing along with “All Roads Lead to You” on more than one occasion.
    08/28/2009, 15:34:27
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    Sabra
    I think that song ranks up pretty high for me as well. Though, I like “Small Town Girl” better.

    You just reminded me how much I adore Steve Wariner. Just added him to Pandora…
    08/28/2009, 19:17:49
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    the pistolero
    “All Roads Lead To You” and “Small Town Girl” were both great songs; I liked “The Weekend” as well. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m not the only one who remembers Steve’s hits from back then, but I am a little. I guess that’s mainly because they hardly ever get played anymore on terrestrial radio outside of those weekend classic country shows. And that’s a real shame.
    08/29/2009, 09:08:48
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    Sabra
    Well, as Alan said, they play him on KKYX a fair amount even now, & he was contemporary when you & I were growing up. I’ve sung his song “Lynda” (which is a silly piece of fluff) to my daughter Linda since she was a newborn.
    08/29/2009, 10:22:48
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    K. D.
    I have put my best of Steve Warner CD today while doing lessons for school….I forgot how good his stuff is….
    08/29/2009, 17:14:05
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    the pistolero
    Lol, “Lyndaaaa, do you wanna dance…” Another of those more pop numbers, I think that one was a No. 1 hit from 1987. It’s on that first greatest-hits collection, I have both his greatest hits collections from MCA, but the first one’s the better one. Mainly because of — wait for it! — “Some Fools Never Learn.” Wink Looks like you can get it here.
    Do you sing along, K.D.? I know I sure do…
    08/30/2009, 07:29:22

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