There Is No Arizona

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"There Is No Arizona"
Single by Jamie O'Neal
from the album Shiver
B-side "Frantic"[1]
Released August 7, 2000
Format CD single, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:57
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Jamie O'Neal
Lisa Drew
Shaye Smith
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Jamie O'Neal singles chronology
"There Is No Arizona"
"When I Think About Angels"

"There Is No Arizona" is a debut song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Jamie O'Neal. It was released in August 2000 as the first single from O'Neal's Shiver album. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. It was written by O'Neal, Lisa Drew and Shaye Smith.


The narrator talks about how a man he sets off to Arizona, and promises to send for the woman when he has things set up. Time goes by and she gets one postcard with no return address then nothing more. She tries to hold out hope that he'll come back or send for her but finally, as her friends keep asking her when she going, she realizes that the dream of having a better life with him in Arizona is never going to come true. She realizes that the wonderful, love-filled Paradise she had hoped for was just a lie, or, to be generous, a pipe dream, the man told her when he left her. Her vision of Arizona does not exist.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Lawrence Carroll and premiered in mid 2000.

Chart performance[edit]

"There Is No Arizona" debuted at number 69 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of August 12, 2000.

Chart (2000–2001) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 40

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 29
Preceded by
"Tell Her"
by Lonestar
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

February 17, 2001
Succeeded by
"But for the Grace of God"
by Keith Urban


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 305. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Jamie O'Neal Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jamie O'Neal.
  3. ^ "Jamie O'Neal Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Jamie O'Neal.
  4. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012.