Reba McEntire Fought for First No. 1, “Can’t Even Get the Blues”

reba mcentire can't even get the blues

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After many attempts, country star Reba McEntire finally got her first number one hit with "Can't Even Get the Blues" in 1983. More here!

Reaching the top of the country music scene took awhile for Reba McEntire— her first thirteen singles failed to hit No.1 on the charts. On January 8, 1983, the Oklahoman was finally able to celebrate hitting that coveted sport with her single “Can’t Even Get the Blues,” off of her Unlimited album. According to the Boot, Reba’s Mercury record label initially wanted Jacky Ward to record the tune. Fortunately, McEntire was able convince producer Jerry Kennedy that the song should be given to her instead.

It’s wild to think that it’s been 35 years since Reba topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with this track. The country superstar took to social media to note this significant milestone in her career.

Since the start of her career in the mid-1970’s, McEntire has released 29 studio albums, notched 40 number one singles, and sold more than 85 million records worldwide. Enjoy this throwback video of Reba McEntire performing “Can’t Even Get the Blues” live below!

Now for the official audio…

“Can’t Even Get the Blues” Lyrics

I walk into the kitchen
The silverware is gone
The furniture is missing
I guess you got it all uhuh
This is where it ought to hurt
Seems like every time you leave me
You try to think of something worse
I can’t even get the blues no more
I try to worry like I did before
And nothing happens when I walk the floor
So what am I supposed to do
I toss and turn but then I fall asleep
I’m going under but it’s not too deep
You want to hurt me but it’s just no use
I can’t even get the blues
Well this time ain’t no different
The sun’s up in the sky
Sitting on the back porch
Clouds are rolling by
Oh this is where it ought to rain
But it doesn’t really matter
To me it’s all about the same
I can’t even get the blues no more
I try to worry like I did before
And nothing happens when I walk the floor
So what am I supposed to do
I toss and turn but then I fall asleep
I’m going under but it’s not too deep
You want to hurt me but it’s just no use
I can’t even get the blues

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