It Must Be Love (Ty Herndon song)

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"It Must Be Love"
Single by Ty Herndon
from the album Big Hopes
B-side "A Man Holdin' On (To a Woman Lettin' Go)"[1]
Released August 10, 1998
Format 7", CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label Epic
Writer(s) Craig Bickhardt, Jack Sundrud
Producer(s) Doug Johnson
Ty Herndon singles chronology
"A Man Holdin' On (To a Woman Lettin' Go)"
(1998)
"It Must Be Love"
(1998)
"Hands of a Working Man"
(1999)

"It Must Be Love" is a song written by Craig Bickhardt and Jack Sundrud, and recorded by American country music singer Ty Herndon. It was released in August 1998 as the second single from his album Big Hopes. The song reached a peak of Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, becoming the third and final Number One of his career. It was also his highest entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 38 on the chart.

Content[edit]

The song, written by Craig Bickhardt and former Poco member Jack Sundrud, is a moderate up-tempo whose narrator tells of how he finds himself acting uncharacteristically, unable to control his emotions, because he is in love. The chorus uses a question-and-answer format, with Doug Virden and Drew Womack (then members of the band Sons of the Desert) singing the questions and Herndon performing the answers — until the last line, where they all sing together.

Chart positions[edit]

"It Must Be Love" debuted at number 62 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 15, 1998. The song spent twenty-six weeks on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs), peaking at Number One on the chart week of December 5, 1998 and holding the position for one week. It also spent ten weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 38 and representing Herndon's only Top 40 hit on that chart.

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 38
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
Preceded by
"Wide Open Spaces" by Dixie Chicks
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks number-one single
December 5, 1998
Succeeded by
"Let Me Let Go" by Faith Hill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 187. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. November 30, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ty Herndon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Ty Herndon.
  4. ^ "Ty Herndon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ty Herndon.

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