In This Life (Collin Raye song)

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"In This Life"
Single by Collin Raye
from the album In This Life
Released July 27, 1992
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label Epic
Writer(s) Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin
Producer(s) Garth Fundis, John Hobbs
Collin Raye singles chronology
"Every Second"
(1992)
"In This Life"
(1992)
"I Want You Bad (And That Ain't Good)"
(1992)

"In This Life" is a song written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin, and recorded by American country music singer Collin Raye that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was released in July 1992 as the first single and title track from his CD In This Life.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the "control, emotion, and integrity with which Raye delivers such tender material is seldom achieved."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at No. 58 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated August 1, 1992. It charted for 20 weeks on that chart, and became his second Number One single on the chart dated October 3, 1992, where it remained for two weeks. It also peaked at No. 21 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 21
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 43
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 22

Cover versions[edit]

The song appears on the album One Careful Owner by Michael Ball. The song appears on the album Now's the Time (4 P.M. album) by the group 4 P.M.. Bette Midler recorded the song for her album Bette of Roses. The song appears on the album N Dis Life, by Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. In 2005, Irish pop band Westlife recorded and included the song on their album, Face to Face.

Ronan Keating version[edit]

"In This Life"
Single by Ronan Keating
from the album Ronan
Released December 2, 2000
Format 3" CD single
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Pop
Length 3:10
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin
Producer(s) Stephen Lipson
Ronan Keating singles chronology
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
(2000)
"In This Life"
(2000)
"Lovin' Each Day"
(2001)

Irish singer Ronan Keating covered the song for his debut solo album Ronan, released in 2000. As part of a Pepsi promotion, a 3" CD single of "In This Life" was issued in December 2000 exclusively in Tesco stores. The song failed to chart due to its ineligibility, as 3" singles are not able to chart. On October 17, 2009, Keating performed the song at the funeral of his bandmate Stephen Gately, and as such, the track entered the Irish Singles Chart at number 45 for the week of October 22, 2009.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In This Life" - 3:10
  2. "Exclusive Ronan Interview" - 10:00
  3. "CD-Rom Footage"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, August 1, 1992
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1898." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 17, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Collin Raye Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Collin Raye.
  5. ^ "Collin Raye Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Collin Raye.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Love's Got a Hold on You" by Alan Jackson
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single
(Collin Raye version)

October 3–October 10, 1992
Succeeded by
"If I Didn't Have You" by Randy Travis
Preceded by
"One Time Around" by Michelle Wright
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single
(Collin Raye version)

October 17, 1992
Succeeded by
"Love's Got a Hold on You" by Alan Jackson