Swingin' (John Anderson song)

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Single by John Anderson
from the album Wild & Blue
B-side "Honky Tonk Saturday Night"[1]
Released January 10, 1983
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:07
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) John Anderson
Lionel Delmore
Producer(s) John Anderson
Frank Jones
Certification Gold (US)
John Anderson singles chronology
"Wild and Blue"
"Goin' Down Hill"

"Swingin'" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer John Anderson. Released in 1983, it was included on his album Wild & Blue. The song was the second of five Number One singles in Anderson's career, spending one week at the top of the Hot Country Songs charts. It also received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, and received a Single of the Year award from the Country Music Association.[1] Anderson re-recorded the song for his 1994 album Country 'til I Die on BNA Records.[2] This re-recording served as the b-side to the album's title track, which was also the first single from it.[1] In addition to LeAnn Rimes, Chris Young performed an acoustic cover of "Swingin'" for his 2010 EP Voices.

A 30 second sample of John Anderson's "Swingin'", featuring the chorus.

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Chart performance[edit]

"Swingin'" debuted at number 71 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles for the week of January 15, 1983.

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 43
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 4

LeAnn Rimes version[edit]

Single by LeAnn Rimes
from the album Lady & Gentlemen
Released June 8, 2010
Format Digital download
Genre Country
Length 2:55
Label Asylum-Curb
Writer(s) John Anderson
Lionel Delmore
Producer(s) Vince Gill, Darrell Brown, LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes singles chronology
"When It's Good"
"Crazy Women"
A 30 second sample of LeAnn Rimes' "Swingin'", featuring the chorus.

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LeAnn Rimes released her version of the song to country radio on June 8, 2010 as the first single from her album Lady & Gentlemen. Rimes debuted her version of the song on the 2010 CMT Music Awards on June 9, 2010. The song debuted at number 60 on the Hot Country Songs chart for July 17, 2010. It spent four weeks on the chart and peaked at 57. The track is also nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award.

Rimes's version of the song also featured a music video, directed by David McClister.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[4]
  1. "Swingin'" — 2:55

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 57

Other versions[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Country 'til I Die listing". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "LeAnn Rimes Shares Details on Family Life and "Swingin'" New Video". CMT. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Swingin': LeAnn Rimes: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  5. ^ "LeAnn Rimes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for LeAnn Rimes. Retrieved 2011-10-07.

External links[edit]

LeAnn Rimes' Swingin' music video on YouTube.

Preceded by
"I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" by Ricky Skaggs
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
{John Anderson version}

March 26, 1983
Succeeded by
"When I'm Away from You" by The Bellamy Brothers