Love on Arrival

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"Love on Arrival"
Single by Dan Seals
from the album On Arrival
B-side "Those"[1]
Released January 1990
Recorded August 1989
Genre Country
Length 3:51
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Dan Seals
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
Dan Seals singles chronology
"They Rage On"
"Love on Arrival"
"Good Times"

"Love on Arrival" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Dan Seals. It was released in January 1990 as the lead-off single from his album On Arrival. The song spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart that April, making it the longest-running chart-topper of his career.[2]


A 1950s-style rock 'n' roll tune with a prominent saxophone, the singer and his girlfriend communicate using common abbreviations, such as PDQ, TGIF (although here, it means "Thank God I found" you) and TLC. The other abbreviation is "LOA," which is short for the title lyric ("love on arrival"), which the girlfriend promises to her long-absent beau once he arrives home.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 56
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 12


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 372. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Dan Seals > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 28, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Dan Seals Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dan Seals.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Five Minutes"
by Lorrie Morgan
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

April 21-May 5, 1990
Succeeded by
"Help Me Hold On"
by Travis Tritt
Preceded by
"Not Counting You"
by Garth Brooks
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 28, 1990
Succeeded by
"Stranger Things Have Happened"
by Ronnie Milsap