There Goes Another Love Song

Album: Outlaws (1975)
Charted: 34


  • Henry Paul, founding member of The Outlaws, says this is another in their repertoire of songs about being on the road: "'Trying to get back to where I know I belong,' there we are again, sitting in some stupid Days Inn in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1974." And even though they were doing something they loved, and on the edge of serious success, it didn't assuage the caged feeling of not being able to see their loved ones. Says Paul, "Even as much as you love your job, there's things about that lifestyle that'll make you do things you don't want to admit that you did. That's why they throw TVs out of window. That's why the rock and roll thing is so violent and self-destructive.It's kind of like being a lab rat stuck in some treadmill hell, that in order to keep your sanity you've got to lash out at what's right immediately there, whether it's your hotel room or shooting a TV or being Keith Moon over and over again. But that's where that song came from, and it had a very commercial appeal, and it was a single for us. And although it didn't chart particularly high, it was obviously and definitely a cornerstone in our musical career."
  • This song's chorus was written by Outlaws drummer Monte Yoho, and lead guitarist/singer Hughie Thomasson filled out the rest of the words. Says Henry Paul, "'There goes another love song,' that specific line, 'Someone's singing about me again, now I need more than a friend,' was written by Monte. He was a man of very few words, our drummer. He was a very smart and sharp, witty guy, but he wasn't the most poetic character. I'm not trying to say that he was a dumb guy, just that his sense of poetry was on the target, but it wasn't close to the center. But he wrote that, and then Hughie sort of rounded out the song with the verses." (Check out our interview with Henry Paul. For more, go to

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 31st 1975, "There Goes Another Love Song" by the Outlaws entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #79; and on October 19th, 1975 it peaked at #34 {for 1 week} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    The Florida-based band had three other Top 100 records; "Breaker-Breaker" {#94 in 1976} "Hurry Sundown" {#60 in 1977}, and "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" {#31 in 1981}...
    Sadly, Hugh Edward Thomasson {lead singer, guitarist, & composer of 'Another Love Song'} passed away on September 9th, 2007 at the young age of 55...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Jpd from Willis, TxI vaguely remember Monte saying he had spotted a pretty girl back stage walking past and commented to Hughie
    "There Goes Another Love Song" ... the rest .. they say is ... history. The song was penned very quickly afterwards. Amazing
    that a 5 word hook and 3 chords would break a working class band to head line arena status that quick.
  • Matt from Atlanta, GaI'm a rock and roller and a romantic, but what makes this song so awesome, it's that it's a crazy rocking love song. It flat out jams, it's so guy, but with a twist of heart. Outstanding!!!

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