We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds

Album: I Wish Tonight Would Never End (1963)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This song became a hit duet from George Jones and his frequent collaborator Melba Montgomery. It debuted on Jones' 12th studio album and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.
  • Although the song is sometimes credited to Melba's brother, Earl "Peanutt" Montgomery, she actually penned it herself in a used van on the way to California. "I wrote the whole song on the back of a postcard in less than one hundred miles," she said.
  • Bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent covered this song as a duet with Daryle Singletary for her Only Me album. Because both of them knew the song so well, they mistakenly thought they could knock it out within an hour and be done. Not so, Rhonda told The Boot: "We sang it, and we came into the control room and listened to it, thinking, 'We did a great job, we knew this, we knocked this out.' And we listened to it, and we both looked at each other, and we said, "We've gotta go back in there." [Laughs.] So we sang for another hour, just working out those intricacies. George and Melba made it look so easy."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Narada Michael Walden - "Freeway of Love"

Narada Michael Walden - "Freeway of Love"They're Playing My Song

As a songwriter and producer, Narada had hits with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Starship. But what song does he feel had the greatest impact on his career?

Cy Curnin of The Fixx

Cy Curnin of The FixxSongwriter Interviews

The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.

Jack Tempchin - "Peaceful Easy Feeling"

Jack Tempchin - "Peaceful Easy Feeling"They're Playing My Song

When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.

Dave Mason

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

Paul Stanley of Kiss, Soul Station

Paul Stanley of Kiss, Soul StationSongwriter Interviews

Paul Stanley on his soul music project, the Kiss songs with the biggest soul influence, and the non-make-up era of the band.

Superman in Song

Superman in SongSong Writing

Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.