It Must Be Love (Don Williams song)

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"It Must Be Love"
Single by Don Williams
from the album Expressions
B-side Not a Chance
Released July 1979
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Label MCA
Writer(s) Bob McDill
Producer(s) Don Williams
Don Williams singles chronology
"Lay Down Beside Me"
(1979)
"It Must Be Love"
(1979)
"Love Me Over Again"
(1979)

"It Must Be Love" is a single by American country music artist Don Williams. Released in 1979, the single became Williams' ninth Number One single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


Alan Jackson version[edit]

"It Must Be Love"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album Under the Influence
Released April 24, 2000
Format Promo-only CD single
Genre Country
Length 2:54
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Bob McDill
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"The Blues Man"
(2000)
"It Must Be Love"
(2000)
"www.memory"
(2000)

In 2000, country music artist Alan Jackson recorded a cover of the song. Like Williams' version before it, Alan's cover also reached Number One on the Billboard country charts,[2] a position that it held for one week. It also managed to reach the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #37.

Chart performance[edit]

"It Must Be Love" debuted at number 68 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 29, 2000.

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 37
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 386. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 169. 
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 28, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Alan Jackson.
  5. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  6. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Just Good Ol' Boys"
by Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single (Don Williams version)

September 29, 1979
Succeeded by
"Last Cheater's Waltz"
by T.G. Sheppard
Preceded by
"What About Now"
by Lonestar
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single (Alan Jackson version)

September 9, 2000
Succeeded by
"That's the Way"
by Jo Dee Messina