Love, Me

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"Love, Me"
Single by Collin Raye
from the album All I Can Be
B-side "Blue Magic"
Released October 1991
Format 7" single, CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:52
Label Epic
Writer(s) Skip Ewing
Max T. Barnes
Producer(s) Jerry Fuller, John Hobbs
Collin Raye singles chronology
"All I Can Be (Is a Sweet Memory)"
(1991)
"Love, Me"
(1991)
"Every Second"
(1992)

"Love, Me" is a song written by Skip Ewing and Max T. Barnes, and recorded by American country music artist Collin Raye. It was released in October 1991 as the second single from the album All I Can Be. In January 1992, the single became Raye's first Number One single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts; the same year, the song received a Song of the Year nomination from the Country Music Association. The single has been cited as a popular choice for funerals.[1][2]

Content[edit]

"Love, Me" is a ballad in the key of C major, accompanied by electric piano and steel-string acoustic guitar. It tells of a couple who promise to love each other. The song's narrator tells of being with his grandfather, and reading a note that was written by his grandmother back when both grandparents were younger. The grandfather explains that he had intended to meet her at a certain tree: "If you get there before I do, don't give up on me / I'll meet you when my chores are through, I don't know how long I'll be / But I'm not gonna let you down, darling, wait and see / And between now and then, 'til I see you again, I'll be loving you / Love, me." In the second verse, the narrator and his grandfather are at a church where they stopped to pray just before the grandmother passed away, and the grandfather reads the note and begins to cry.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Lippman and premiered in late 1991.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1991–1992) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 38
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 23
Preceded by
"My Next Broken Heart"
by Brooks & Dunn
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

January 4-January 18, 1992
Succeeded by
"Sticks and Stones"
by Tracy Lawrence
Preceded by
"For My Broken Heart"
by Reba McEntire
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 18-January 25, 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collin Raye Biography". Oldies.com. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "allmusic ((( Collin Raye > Biography)))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 18, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Collin Raye Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Collin Raye.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.