Check Yes or No

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"Check Yes or No"
Single by George Strait
from the album Strait Out of the Box
Released September 11, 1995
Format CD
Genre Country
Length 3:10
Label MCA 12236
Writer(s) Danny Wells
Dana Hunt
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Lead On"
(1995)
"Check Yes or No"
(1995)
"I Know She Still Loves Me"
(1995)

"Check Yes or No" is a song written by Danny Wells and Dana Hunt, and recorded by American country music singer George Strait. It was released in September 1995 as the lead single from his box set Strait Out of the Box. It peaked at number-one on both the U.S. Billboard country chart and the Canadian RPM country chart. It was also included as a bonus track on the UK released version of the "Blue Clear Sky" album in 1996.

Content[edit]

The song is an ode to a lover in which the narrator discusses the history of their relationship, detailing how their romance began when they were schoolchildren.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that the song "is another winner from country music's most consistent hit maker." She goes on to say that Strait delivers it with "warmth and charm, as well as with an upbeat melody tailor-made for country radio." [1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song featured actor/singer/songwriter Michael Ray Ryan as the main character and Dawn Waggoner (the real-life founder of the Texas Bikini Team) as the main character's leading lady.

Chart positions[edit]

"Check Yes or No" debuted at number 63 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of September 23, 1995.

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, September 30, 1995
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2817." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 27, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Dust on the Bottle"
by David Lee Murphy
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

November 11-December 2, 1995
Succeeded by
"Tall, Tall Trees"
by Alan Jackson
Preceded by
"She's Every Woman"
by Garth Brooks
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 27, 1995