When Somebody Loves You (Alan Jackson song)

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"When Somebody Loves You"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album When Somebody Loves You
B-side "Meat and Potato Man"
Released March 5, 2001
Format Promo-only CD single
7" 45 RPM
Recorded 2000
Genre Country
Length 3:28
Label Arista Nashville 69049
Writer(s) Alan Jackson
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"When Somebody Loves You"
"Where I Come From"

"When Somebody Loves You" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released in March 2001 as the second single and title track from the album of the same name. It peaked at number 5 on the Hot Country Songs chart.


The song is a ballad, that speaks of the comfort and confidence that comes from being loved. In the bridge, Jackson takes a look at the pride that's getting in the way of a relationship.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Jackson's "warm-throated delivery turns it into a treasure." She goes on to say that there is a "tender, vulnerable quality to his performance, ideally underscored by the mandolin and dobro that enhance the production." [1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by chris rogers, and is filmed entirely in black and white, except for one rose, seen at the end of the video. It was one of the Top 20 videos of the year 2001, according to CMT's Top 20 Countdown.

Chart performance[edit]

"When Somebody Loves You" debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 10, 2001.

Chart (2001) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 52

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 33


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