She and I

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"She and I"
Single by Alabama
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side "The Fans"
Released December 30, 1985 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded December 1985
Genre Country
Length 3:36 (single edit)
5:18 (album version)
Label RCA Nashville 14281
Writer(s) Dave Loggins
Producer(s) Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Can't Keep a Good Man Down"
(1985)
"She and I"
(1986)
"Touch Me When We're Dancing"
(1986)
Music video
"She and I" at CMT.com

"She and I" is a song written by Dave Loggins, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in December 1985, the song — an uptempo, rock-tinged song professing marital lust — was one of two new tracks on Alabama's first Greatest Hits album.

The song became their 19th consecutive No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in April 1986.

Critical reception[edit]

Country music writer Tom Roland noted that the song "featured a barrage of unique sounds," including a "strange drum effect" (the echo for each snare drum beat would end with a pop, instead of "decaying"). Also, the album version of the song featured a false ending (much like Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds"), whereby the song fades out before returning to full volume and then fading back out.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by David Hogan and premiered in early 1986.

Single and album edits[edit]

The version of "She and I" released for radio airplay and retail sale as a 7-inch single is nearly two minutes shorter than the full-length album version. Among other noticeable differences, the single version's end is abridged and does not include the false fade.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985-1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  • Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits," Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
Preceded by
"100% Chance of Rain"
by Gary Morris
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 12, 1986
Succeeded by
"Cajun Moon"
by Ricky Skaggs
Preceded by
"Don't Underestimate My Love for You"
by Lee Greenwood
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 19, 1986

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