How Do You Fall in Love

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"How Do You Fall in Love"
Single by Alabama
from the album For the Record
B-side "Keepin' Up"[1]
Released July 26, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Country
Length 3:00
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Greg Fowler
Teddy Gentry
Randy Owen
Producer(s) Alabama
Don Cook
Alabama singles chronology
"She's Got That Look in Her Eyes"
(1998)
"How Do You Fall in Love"
(1998)
"Keepin' Up"
(1998)

"How Do You Fall in Love" is a song written Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Greg Fowler, and recorded by American country music group Alabama. It was released in July 1998 as the first single from their compilation album For the Record. It peaked at number 2 in the United States, and number 9 in Canada.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "beautiful ballad, ripe with simple, universal truths about the mercurial nature of love and relationships." She goes on to say that Owen's "endearing vocal performance is as warm and comfortable as wrapping yourself in a favorite blanket."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Brent Hedgecock, and features the band singing the song in the rain.

Chart performance[edit]

"How Do You Fall in Love" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 1, 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 82
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 93
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 20. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, August 15, 1998
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7023." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 9, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Alabama Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Alabama.
  5. ^ "Alabama Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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