25 Years Ago: George Strait Hits No. 1 With ‘What’s Going on in Your World’
25 years ago today (July 22, 1989) was a big day for George Strait. It was on this day that Strait soared to the top of the charts with his single, ‘What’s Going on in Your World.’
The song, which was the second single from his ‘Beyond the Blue Neon’ album, marked the Texan’s 17th No. 1 hit, and his 11th consecutive chart-topping single. Written by David Chamberlain, Royce Porter and Red Steagall, the song hints of regret as he asks his former flame how her life has been since their split.
The singer followed ‘What’s Going on in Your World’ with ‘Ace in the Hole’ from ‘Beyond the Blue Neon,’ which was the final consecutive No. 1 hit in his streak of No. 1 tunes. He returned to No. 1 in 1990 with his ‘Love Without End, Amen’ single.
Strait included ‘What’s Going on in Your World’ on several of his compilation albums, including 1991′s ‘Ten Strait Hits,’ 1995′s ‘Strait Out of the Box,’ 2002′s ’20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of George Strait,’ and 2004′s ’50 Number Ones.’