Dallas (Alan Jackson song)
|Single by Alan Jackson|
|from the album Don't Rock the Jukebox|
|B-side||"Just Playin' Possum"|
|Released||December 30, 1991|
|Format||Promo-only CD single
7" 45 RPM
|Recorded||January 4, 1991|
|Alan Jackson singles chronology|
"Dallas" is a song written by American country music artists Alan Jackson and Keith Stegall, and recorded by Jackson. It was released in December 1991 as the third single from Jackson's second album, Don't Rock the Jukebox, the song peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, Jackson's fourth single to top that chart, as well as number 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart, Jackson's fourth single to top that chart also.
Background and writing
According to the liner notes of his 1995 album The Greatest Hits Collection, Jackson was inspired to write the song after having played at Billy Bob's in Dallas, Texas. After playing the show, he commented that he "wished Dallas was in Tennessee" and based the song off that comment.
"Dallas" is a song in which the male narrator tells of a lover named Dallas who has left him for Dallas, Texas. He then goes on to say that he wishes that Dallas were in Tennessee — both the city and his former lover.
Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B+ grade," calling it "a simple enough song, yet with some clever lyrics, a generous dose of pedal steel and Jackson’s typical smooth, agreeable vocals."
Peak chart positions
"Dallas" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 4, 1992.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||13|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||6|
"Straight Tequila Night"
by John Anderson
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
March 21, 1992
"Is There Life Out There"
by Reba McEntire
|RPM Country Tracks
March 28, 1992
- The Greatest Hits Collection (CD). Alan Jackson. Arista Records. 1995. 07822 18801.
- CountryUniverse.net Review by Kevin John Coyne
- "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 28, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
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