This Johnny Rodriguez Albums page is written about a song from Johnny's album titled "All I Ever Meant to Do Was Sing" and the song from the album is "That's The Way Love Goes."
This was Johnny's second album released in 1973. The Album reached #2 on the US Country charts and produced two #1 hit songs off the album.
The first, "Ridin' My Thumb to Mexico," was released in 1973 and the second, "That's The Way Love Goes," was released off the album and became #1 in 1974.
"That's The Way Love Goes" was also a number one song for Merle Haggard ten years later.
Although the Merle Haggard version is the one we hear the most, I also enjoy Johnny's smooth original #1 version just as much.
They both had number one hits with the song so they both get a place here and everyone can enjoy each performance.
I've listened to both artists sing this song many times over the years and if you have never heard the Johnny Rodriguez version, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Please enjoy the video and be sure to read the interesting song facts below.
The song was written by Lefty Frizzell and Sanger D."Whitey" Shafer.
Most of us knew who Lefty Frizzell was but did anyone know that Whitey Shafer wrote songs for George Jones, Moe Bandy, George Strait and many others that became successful on the U.S. country charts?
Remember George Strait's "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" and "All My Ex's Live in Texas"?
Both were #1 songs written by Shafer with help from two of his Ex wives.
It's pretty unique that three divorcees would sit down together and pen "All My Ex's Live in Texas," and end up with some pretty cool old country music lyrics.
Pink Shoe Laces was a cute #3 hit song for 13 year old Dodie Stevens in 1959. Forty years later she performs with her daughter and...WOW! Was this the first Rap song...over fifty years ago?
Blue Moon Lyrics | Cool 1961 Doo-Wop classic song and video by The Marcels, reaching #1 on both the Billboard Pop Hot 100 and R&B charts.