How Forever Feels

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"How Forever Feels"
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album Everywhere We Go
B-side "You Win, I Win, We Lose"
Released December 7, 1998
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 1998
Genre Country
Length 3:08
Label BNA 65666
Writer(s) Wendell Mobley, Tony Mullins
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon, Norro Wilson
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"I Will Stand"
(1998)
"How Forever Feels"
(1998)
"You Had Me from Hello"
(1999)

"How Forever Feels" is a song written by Wendell Mobley and Tony Mullins, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in December 1998 as the first single released from his album, Everywhere We Go. The song reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. It also peaked at number 27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Background[edit]

Chesney told Billboard magazine that he almost didn't get to release the song because Tim McGraw had cut it. McGraw decided not to release it and after Chesney's version hit number-one, McGraw told him "I'm glad you cut it. It just didn't work for me." Chesney went on to say that the song originally appealed to him because "it's the only love song I know of that has both Jimmy Buffett and Richard Petty in it."[1]

Content[edit]

The song's narrator is a young man who talks about how fun his life has been, and there is something missing: a love with his partner he had for a long time.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Martin Kahan.

Chart performance[edit]

"How Forever Feels" debuted at number 65 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of December 12, 1998.

Chart (1998-1999) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 27
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 84
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, June 19, 1999, Page 38.
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 5, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  4. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. 1999. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"You Were Mine"
by Dixie Chicks
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

March 27-May 1, 1999
Succeeded by
"Wish You Were Here"
by Mark Wills
Preceded by
"Powerful Thing"
by Trisha Yearwood
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 5, 1999
Succeeded by
"Meanwhile"
by George Strait