Like We Never Loved at All

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"Like We Never Loved At All"
Single by Faith Hill featuring Tim McGraw
from the album Fireflies
Released August 1, 2005
Format Digital download
Recorded November 12, 2004[1]
Genre Country, country pop
Length 4:22
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Writer(s) John Rich, Scot Sax, Vicky McGehee
Producer(s) Dann Huff and Faith Hill
Faith Hill chronology
"Mississippi Girl"
(2005)
"Like We Never Loved at All"
(2005)
"The Lucky One"
(2006)

"Like We Never Loved At All" is the song recorded by American country singer Faith Hill. It was released in August 2005 as the second from her album Fireflies. The song features husband Tim McGraw singing harmony vocals. Like two other singles from the album — "Mississippi Girl" and "Sunshine and Summertime" — this song was co-written by John Rich of Big & Rich, Vicky McGehee and Scot Sax.

A tale of coping with a love that has drifted away, the song provided the thematic opening for shows from McGraw and Hill's joint Soul2Soul II Tour 2006, with the pair singing it at opposite ends of the stage and with their backs to each other.

The song was a success on both country and adult contemporary radios. It became a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

Hill and McGraw won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for the song, at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, in 2006.

Music video[edit]

A music video was released in conjunction with the song, directed by Sophie Muller. In it, Hill and McGraw are portrayed as a country music duo in the 1960s (named Jackie and Isaac), who are moving on from a romance they once shared. After the first chorus, Hill leaves the set in distress, retreating to her private room. McGraw follows, and knocks on her door. Inconveniently, his girlfriend arrives and embraces him just as Hill opens the door. Seeing this, she slams it shut again, throwing things around in a fit of aggravation. Later, Hill and McGraw are at a restaurant with various guests, sitting at separate tables. As McGraw is about to stand up, possibly to talk to Hill, her new fiancée announces to everyone that he wants to marry her, presenting her with a diamond ring. Heartbroken, McGraw walks over to the bar to intoxicate himself. Hill refuses the proposal by shutting the ring box, which McGraw does not see. The couple is also seen performing in front of a red stage. McGraw wears a suit and Hill wears a yellow dress in these scenes.

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[1]

  • Bruce Bouton — steel guitar
  • Tom Bukovac — electric guitar
  • Paul Bushnell — bass guitar
  • Stuart Duncan — fiddle
  • Shannon Forrest — drums
  • Dann Huff — electric guitar
  • Charlie Judge — keyboards

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs on the week ending August 13, 2005.

Chart (2005–2006) Peak
position
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[2] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 45
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 5
US Billboard Pop 100 64

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fireflies (CD booklet). Faith Hill. Nashville, Tennessee: Warner Bros. Records Nashville. 2005. 48794-2. 
  2. ^ "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Faith Hill.
  3. ^ "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Faith Hill.
  4. ^ "Faith Hill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Faith Hill.
  5. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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