You Walked In

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"You Walked In"
Single by Lonestar
from the album Crazy Nights
B-side "Keys to My Heart"
Released August 26, 1997
Format CD Single, 7" 45 RPM
Recorded 1997
Genre Country
Length 4:30
Label BNA
Writer(s) Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Producer(s) Don Cook, Wally Wilson
Lonestar singles chronology
"Come Cryin' to Me"
(1997)
"You Walked In"
(1997)
"Say When"
(1998)

"You Walked In" is a song performed by American country music group Lonestar. It was written by Canadian pop-rock star Bryan Adams and producer Robert "Mutt" Lange.[1] The song was released in August 1997 as second single from Lonestar's album Crazy Nights.

The song peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January 1998, and topped out at No. 4 on the Canadian RPM magazine Top Country Tracks chart.

Content[edit]

The main protagonist in the song tells about how he tried to find true love with famous supermodels, singers and others through a variety of sources, such as magazines and pay-per-view events, but only found true love after meeting with the song's main female character, the one alluded to with the song's title line ("You walked in, with legs up to your neck ... "). Upon meeting this woman, the man's emotions are aroused, figuratively speaking about how his jaw "hits the ground" and "jumps out of his skin," and wanting more as he becomes excited by her smile and her walking style.

The lyrics include references to supermodels Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, singer Madonna, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Single and album edits[edit]

The single edit — which was released to radio for airplay — truncates the bridge just before the final three lines of the second verse ("I couldn't think of nothin' better to do ... ") are repeated, leading into the finale. There is also an earlier fade out during the second repeat of the refrain; the refrain is heard almost in its entirety in the album edit, but the fade competes only about a fourth of the way through with the single edit.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann. It shows Lonestar performing the song at a studio with women playing around with Lonestar, This was also the band's last video to feature John Rich before he departed for a solo career.

Chart positions[edit]

"You Walked In" debuted at number 70 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 30, 1997.

Chart (1997-1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 93
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 19, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lonestar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Lonestar.
  4. ^ "Lonestar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lonestar.