As Any Fool Can See

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"As Any Fool Can See"
Single by Tracy Lawrence
from the album I See It Now
B-side "Texas Tornado"
Released December 13, 1994[1]
Format CD Single, 7" single
Recorded 1994
Genre Country
Length 3:03 (album version)
Label Atlantic 87180
Writer(s) Paul Nelson
Kenny Beard
Producer(s) Tracy Lawrence, Flip Anderson[2]
Tracy Lawrence singles chronology
"I See It Now"
(1994)
"As Any Fool Can See"
(1994)
"Texas Tornado"
(1995)

"As Any Fool Can See" is a song written by Paul Nelson and Kenny Beard, and recorded by American country music artist Tracy Lawrence. It was released in December 1994 as the second single from his album, I See It Now. The song peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and at number 18 on Canada's RPM country chart.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that while Lawrence has "employed the fiddle hook at least once before" and the "melody does sound awfully familiar", the formula works due to his "usual wide-eyed and soulful vocal approach." [4]

Music video[edit]

The music video is a continuation of a Quantum Leap theme from many music videos Lawrence released in the mid-1990s. This particular video begins with the ending of the previous video for "I See It Now." Lawrence is "leaped" onto a ship that is being robbed by pirates. This scene alternates with Lawrence performing "As Any Fool Can See" in a rough Seaman's bar. Back on the ship, he emerges from below deck dressed as a pirate. After fighting through the other pirates, he rescues a woman that the pirates are trying to make walk the plank. As Lawrence jumps into the water, he is "leaped" to the next video, "Texas Tornado."

Chart performance[edit]

"As Any Fool Can See" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of December 31, 1994.

Chart (1994-1995) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 13
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/lawrence_tracy/608387/album.jhtml
  2. ^ I See It Now (CD). Tracy Lawrence. Atlantic Records. 1994. 82656. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ Billboard, January 7, 1995
  5. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 27, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Tracy Lawrence Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tracy Lawrence.
  7. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 

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