That's Why I Fell in Love with You

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"That's Why I Fell in Love with You"
Single by Eddie Rabbitt
from the album I Wanna Dance with You
B-side "She's an Old Cadillac"
Released 1989
Format 7"
Genre Country
Length 2:46
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Even Stevens, Eddie Rabbitt
Producer(s) Richard Landis
Eddie Rabbitt singles chronology
"We Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right"
(1988)
"That's Why I Fell in Love with You"
(1989)
"On Second Thought"
(1989)

"That's Why I Fell in Love with You" is a single by the American country singer-songwriter and musician Eddie Rabbitt.[1] The song was released as the fourth and final single in 1989 from Rabbitt's eleventh studio album I Wanna Dance with You from 1988.[2]

Background[edit]

Since Rabbitt's rise to fame in 1974, "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" was the singer's lowest charting single on both the American Billboard Hot Country Songs as well as the Canadian RPM Country Singles Chart.[3] The song peaked at #66 on the American Billboard Hot Country Songs in late May 1989.[3][4] In Canada, the song peaked at #65 on the RPM Country Singles Chart at the end of May 1989.[5] It debuted at #99 in early May 1989[6] and lasted in the top 100 for a total of approximately four weeks.[5]

The song was written by the American songwriter Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Even Stevens and Rabbitt.[7] Both Walker and Stevens had worked with Rabbitt before, mainly collaborating on songwriting.[8][9] The song was produced by Richard Landis and arranged by Charlie Calello.[10] Landis also produced Rabbitt's 1986 album Rabbitt Trax and the two following albums, Jersey Boy (1990) and Ten Rounds (1991).[11]

"That's Why I Fell in Love With You" was later covered by the Dutch singer Piet Veerman for his 1993 album A Winter's Tale.[12] In 1994, the song was used as the B-side to Veerman's single "Recuerda", issued via Columbia Holland.[13]

Release[edit]

The single was released in America and Canada only, via RCA Records on 7" vinyl.[1][14] The single featured the I Wanna Dance with You album track "She's an Old Cadillac" as the B-Side, which was written solely by Rabbitt.[7]

As well as the main 7" vinyl release, a promotional 7" vinyl single was also released, with "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" on both sides.[15][16] Neither 7" vinyl release had artwork.

Following the song's original release as a single and on the I Wanna Dance with You album, the song appeared on three Rabbitt's compilations: the 1989 compilation album The Great Hits of Eddie Rabbitt,[17] the 1995 compilation Branson Sound[18][19] and the 2003 compilation All American Country.[20]

Promotion[edit]

No music video was created for the single, and no television performances were filmed or broadcast.

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" - 2:46
  2. "She's an Old Cadillac" - 3:24
7" single (promo)
  1. "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" - 2:46
  2. "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" - 2:46

Critical reception[edit]

In the May 12, 1988, issue of the Ocala Star-Banner, a daily newspaper for Ocala, Florida, an article on Rabbitt spoke of the I Wanna Dance with You album and the song, stating "More country pop comes with "That's Why I Fell in Love with You," a man's tender tribute to the woman he loves." The B-side "She's an Old Cadillac" was also mentioned, as an "uptempo, ultra-modern country about the joyful connection of a good girlfriend and a glamorous car".[21]

In the May 22, 1988, issue of the Chicago Tribune, a review of the I Wanna Dance with You album mentioned the song and the single B-side, stating "Beginning with the sizzling "She's an Old Cadillac," side one winds on through the also-hot "The Wanderer" and the mid-tempo "We Must Be Doin' Something Right". Then it slows for the beautiful "That's Why I Fell in Love With You," which is certain to re-endear Rabbitt to his female partisans."[22][23]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Singles Chart[5] 65
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart[3][4] 66

Personnel[edit]

  • Eddie Rabbitt - vocals
  • Richard Landis - producer
  • Charlie Calello - arranger

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eddie Rabbitt - That's Why I Fell In Love With You / She's An Old Cadillac at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt - I Wanna Dance With You (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  3. ^ a b c Eddie Rabbitt. "Eddie Rabbitt - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Eddie Rabbitt". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  5. ^ a b c "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  7. ^ a b "Eddie Rabbitt - That's Why I Fell In Love With You / She's An Old Cadillac (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  8. ^ "Even Stevens Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  9. ^ "Billy Joe Walker Jr. Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  10. ^ "Images for Eddie Rabbitt - That's Why I Fell In Love With You / She's An Old Cadillac". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  11. ^ "Jersey Boy - Eddie Rabbitt : Credits". AllMusic. 1990-04-09. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  12. ^ "A Winter’s Tale by Piet Veerman : Reviews and Ratings". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  13. ^ http://www.pietveerman.net/Singles.html
  14. ^ "That's Why I Fell In Love With You/She's An Old Cadillac: Eddie Rabbitt: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  15. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt - That's Why I Fell In Love With You (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  16. ^ "That's Why I Fell In Love With You / That's Why I Fell In Love With You: Eddie Rabbitt: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  17. ^ "Great Hits of Eddie Rabbitt - Eddie Rabbitt : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 1989-07-26. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  18. ^ "Branson Sound - Eddie Rabbitt : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  19. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt - The Branson Sound: Eddie Rabbitt: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  20. ^ Jurek, Thom (2003-09-22). "All American Country - Eddie Rabbitt : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  21. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=psNPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7wYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2954,3163321&dq=she%27s+old+cadillac+eddie+rabbitt&hl=en
  22. ^ "Recordings". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1988-05-22. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  23. ^ https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=uk&tbm=nws&q=eddie+rabbitt+that%27s+why+fell&oq=eddie+rabbitt+that%27s+why+fell&gs_l=news-cc.3..43j43i400.4497.21022.0.21301.30.5.0.25.25.0.101.444.3j2.5.0...0.0...1ac.1.dTKwoYIh2Js#q=eddie+rabbitt+that%27s+why+fell&hl=en&gl=uk&tbs=ar:1&tbm=nws&ei=R_2LUPGkDKON0wXEqoDoAQ&start=10&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=c91e47c12526df02&bpcl=35466521&biw=1280&bih=635