Just to See You Smile

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"Just to See You Smile"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Everywhere
B-side One of These Days"
Released August 9, 1997 (1997-08-09)
Format CD single
Recorded 1997
Genre Country
Length 3:33
Label Curb
Writer(s) Mark Nesler, Tony Martin
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore, James Stroud
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Everywhere"
(1997)
"Just to See You Smile"
(1997)
"One of These Days"
(1998)

"Just to See You Smile" is the title of a song written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in August 1997 as the third single from the album Everywhere. Having spent 42 weeks on the Billboard chart, "Just to See You Smile" also set what was then a record for being the longest-running single on the Billboard country charts since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan in 1990.[1] This was also the longest chart run for any country single in the 1990s.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying McGraw "plays his cards so close to his chest that upon first listen, you may only pick up on his unconditional love and selflessness toward the girl who’s been stringing him along for all these years."[3]

Track Listing[edit]

Single

  1. Just To See You Smile 3:34
  2. Everywhere 4:50

Chart performance[edit]

"Just to See You Smile" debuted in August 1997 and surged in November. It became McGraw's third consecutive No. 1 single from Everywhere, spending six weeks atop the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January and February 1998. It was also McGraw's second single to be declared by Billboard as the Number One country single of the year. No music video was made for this song.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997-1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 28
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
Preceded by
"A Broken Wing"
by Martina McBride
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

January 17-February 21, 1998
Succeeded by
"What If I Said"
by Anita Cochran with Steve Wariner
Preceded by
"The Kind of Heart That Breaks"
by Chris Cummings
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 9, 1998
Succeeded by
"Walk This Road"
by Bruce Guthro
Preceded by
"It's Your Love"
by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single of the year

1998
Succeeded by
"Amazed"
by Lonestar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors - Bio" (html). About.com. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 644. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ CountryUniverse.net Song review
  4. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 9, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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