Little Bitty

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"Little Bitty"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album Everything I Love
B-side "Must've Had a Ball"
Released October 14, 1996
Format Promo-only CD single
Recorded June 1996
Genre Country
Length 2:38
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Tom T. Hall
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"Home"
(1996)
"Little Bitty"
(1996)
"Everything I Love"
(1997)

"Little Bitty" is the title of a song written by Tom T. Hall, and recorded by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released in October 1996 as the lead-off single to Jackson's fifth studio album Everything I Love. The song reached the top of the U.S. Billboard country music charts in December of that year, becoming his fourteenth Number One on that chart. It also reached number-one on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks and peaked at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it a minor crossover hit.

Content[edit]

The song is an up-tempo in which the narrator states that some of life's greatest joys are found in the simplicity and small things of life.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that Jackson's "smooth, effortless performance is right on target." She goes on to say that the lyrics are clever and that country fans have appreciated the writer Hall's style of lyrics for a long time.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Roger Pistole and it was released on October 18, 1996 on CMT.

Chart positions[edit]

"Little Bitty" debuted at number 41 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 26, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 58
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 91
Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 90
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 63
Preceded by
"Strawberry Wine"
by Deana Carter
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 7-December 21, 1996
Succeeded by
"One Way Ticket (Because I Can)"
by LeAnn Rimes

Parodies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, October 19, 1996
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 13, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Alan Jackson.
  4. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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