My Best Friend (song)

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"My Best Friend"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album A Place in the Sun
Released October 4, 1999
Format CD Single
Recorded 1999
Genre Country
Length 4:39
Label Curb
Writer(s) Bill Luther
Aimee Mayo
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
James Stroud
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Something Like That"
(1999)
"My Best Friend"
(1999)
"Some Things Never Change"
(2000)

"My Best Friend" is a song written by Aimee Mayo and Bill Luther, and performed by American country music singer Tim McGraw that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was released in October 1999 as the third single from his CD A Place in the Sun.

Content[edit]

The song describes Tim showing emotions toward a woman lover whom he calls "[his] best friend".

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it a B+, Ben Foster of Country Universe wrote that "Sometimes it just takes the right vocalist to find the layers of emotion woven into a lyric that could scan as pedestrian in the hands of another performer. In this instance, Tim McGraw indeed proves to be the right vocalist." He goes on to say that McGraw's "heartfelt performance is bolstered by a pleasant lilting melody and a laid-back arrangement featuring generous amounts of fiddle and steel guitar."[1]

Chart positions[edit]

"My Best Friend" re-entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks as an official single at number 75 for the week of October 9, 1999.

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1999-2000) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 29
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (2000) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks[5] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ Song review
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. January 31, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Tim McGraw.
  4. ^ "Tim McGraw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  5. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2000". Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
Preceded by
"Cowboy Take Me Away"
by Dixie Chicks
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

February 26—March 4, 2000
Succeeded by
"Smile"
by Lonestar