That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You
|"That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You"|
|Single by Aaron Tippin|
|from the album Tool Box|
|B-side||"She Feels Like a Brand New Man Tonight"|
|Released||August 28, 1995|
|Writer(s)||Sally Dworsky, Paul Jefferson, Jan Leyers|
|Aaron Tippin singles chronology|
"That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You" is a song recorded by American country music artist Aaron Tippin. It was released in August 1995 as the lead-off single to album Tool Box. It peaked at number one in the United States, and No. 10 in Canada. Paul Jefferson, who co-wrote the song, later recorded a rendition as the B-side to his 1996 debut single "Check Please." It was written by Sally Dworsky, Paul Jefferson, and Jan Leyers.
The song deals with unrequited love and a man's angst as he loves someone from a distance.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it an "eloquent and thoughtful expression of unrequited love." She goes on to say that Gibson's "fine production does justice to the lyric, and Tippin's vocal reflects a broader range and more emotional depth than conveyed on previous outings."
The music video is entirely in black and white, and it was directed by Michael Salomon. The video peaked at No. 1 on CMT's Top 12 Countdown (now CMT's Top 20 Countdown), in December 1995, about the same time that the song itself was also number one on the Hot Country Songs chart in America.
"That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You" debuted at number 72 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of September 2, 1995.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||10|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
"Tall, Tall Trees"
by Alan Jackson
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
December 23-December 30, 1995
by Bryan White
- Whitburn, Joel (August 2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 207. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Billboard, September 9, 1995[page needed]
- "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Aaron Tippin Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Aaron Tippin.
- "Aaron Tippin Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Aaron Tippin.