Inside (Ronnie Milsap song)

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"Inside"
Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album Inside
A-side "Inside"
B-side "Carolina Dreams"
Released November 1982 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1982
Genre Country, pop
Length 4:02
Label RCA
Writer(s) Mike Reid
Producer(s) Ronnie Milsap, Tom Collins
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"He Got You"
(1982)
"Inside"/"Carolina Dreams"
(1982)
"Stranger in My House"
(1983)

"Inside" is a song written by Mike Reid, and recorded by American country music singer Ronnie Milsap. It was released in November 1982 as the third single and title track from the album Inside. The song extended his early 1980s success as both a country and crossover artist when it reached its peak popularity in early 1983.

About the song[edit]

Milsap's 21st No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, it was the first chart-topper as a songwriter for former Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Reid. Throughout the 1980s, Milsap recorded several Reid-penned songs which would become No. 1 hits.[1][2]

Although it never charted on the Billboard Hot 100, the song did enjoy minor success on adult contemporary radio stations, peaking at No. 27 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Singles chart.

"Carolina Dreams"[edit]

The B-side to the "Inside" single was "Carolina Dreams." Written by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan (the songwriting duo who had written several past hits for Milsap, and many of Barbara Mandrell's hits), the song never charted on the Hot Country Singles chart as its own single, but remained a B-side "tag-along" throughout the chart run for "Inside."

"Inside"/"Carolina Dreams" was one of several Milsap singles that charted with both A- and B-sides listed.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982-1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Talk to Me"
by Mickey Gilley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 5, 1983
Succeeded by
"'Til I Gain Control Again"
by Crystal Gayle
Preceded by
"Like Nothing Ever Happened"
by Sylvia
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 19-February 26, 1983
Succeeded by
"Faking Love"
by T. G. Sheppard and Karen Brooks

References and sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inside by Ronnie Milsap, Allmusic
  2. ^ Brennan, Sandra, [1] Mike Reid biography, Allmusic

Sources[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006," 2007.

External links[edit]