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26 Years Ago: George Strait Hits No. 1 With ‘What’s Going on in Your World’

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Twenty-six 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 Strait’s Beyond the Blue Neon album, was 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 at regret, as Strait 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,” also from Beyond the Blue Neon. The song was the final consecutive No. 1 hit in Strait’s streak of No. 1 tunes. He next returned to No. 1 in 1990 with “Love Without End, Amen.”

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.

“What’s Going on in Your World’ is available for download on iTunes.

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