YMMV / George Jones

  • Covered Up:
    • "Love Bug" is perhaps better known through George Strait's cover.
    • His version of "The Race Is On" is on pretty close footing: both his and Sawyer Brown's cover both seem equally recognized.
    • In a lesser example, his Shelby Lynne duet "If I Could Bottle This Up" was later a slightly higher-charting hit when releaed three years later by its writer, Paul Overstreet.
    • His 2001 single "50,000 Names" was first released by its writer, Jamie O'Hara.
    • "A Thousand Times a Day," a track from his High-Tech Redneck album, was later released in 1997 by Patty Loveless.
    • "A Good Year for the Roses" is better known among rock fans as an Elvis Costello song.
    • "White Lightning" was originally written and recorded by J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. Jones' version was recorded just six days after Richardson's death.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "He Stopped Loving Her Today."
    • Also, "A Good Year for the Roses".
  • First and Foremost: Although his version of "Why Baby Why" was blunted on the charts by Red Sovine and Webb Pierce's #1 version (followed swiftly by another version by Hank Locklin), and Charley Pride later had a #1 hit with it again in 1983, it's still thought of as mainly Jones's song.
  • Never Live It Down: Taking his riding mower to the liquor store after his wife took his car keys.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "White Lightning" has more than a passing resemblance to "Johnny B. Goode".