Livin' on Love

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"Livin' on Love"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album Who I Am
Released August 29, 1994
Format Promo-only CD single
Recorded January 10, 1994[1]
Genre Country
Length 3:49
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Alan Jackson
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"Summertime Blues"
(1994)
"Livin' on Love"
(1994)
"Good Year for the Roses"
(1994)

"Livin' on Love" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Alan Jackson. It was released in August 1994 as the second single from his album Who I Am. In late 1994, it became his ninth Number One hit on the Billboard country charts. It also reached number 1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.

Content[edit]

The song describes a couple who are "livin' on love". In the first verse, they are "two young people without a thing", while throughout the song they age, still in love with each other.

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Jurek of Allmusic described the song favorably, calling it "a mid-tempo honky tonker with killer fiddle, telecasters chopping up the middle, and lyrics that make its sentimental subject matter palatable."[2] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B+ grade, calling it "so catchy, so charming, and so full of little funny details." He goes on to say that he forgives Jackson for "ripping off 'Two Sparrows in a Hurricane' so blatantly."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Piers Plowden and premiered in mid-1994.

Chart positions[edit]

"Livin' on Love" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of September 3, 1994.

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[5] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Greatest Hits Collection (CD). Alan Jackson. Arista Records. 1995. 07822 18801. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Who I Am review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ CountryUniverse.net Song review
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2667." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 28, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Alan Jackson.
  6. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
Preceded by
"She's Not the Cheatin' Kind"
by Brooks & Dunn
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

October 29-November 12, 1994
Succeeded by
"Shut Up and Kiss Me"
by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Preceded by
"It Can't Happen to Me"
by Charlie Major
RPM Top Country Tracks
number-one single

November 28, 1994
Succeeded by
"If I Could Make a Living"
by Clay Walker

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