As If (song)
|Single by Sara Evans|
|from the album Greatest Hits|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Songwriter(s)||Sara Evans, Hillary Lindsey, John Shanks|
|Sara Evans singles chronology|
|"As If" at CMT.com|
"As If" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Sara Evans. It was released in June 2007 as the lead-off single to her Greatest Hits compilation. "As If" is Evans' twentieth single to enter the country charts, and the twelfth Top 20 hit of her career. Evans wrote this song with Hillary Lindsey and John Shanks.
The song is part of the track list for Now That's What I Call Country.
"As If" is a moderate up-tempo song co-written by Sara Evans with Hillary Lindsey and John Shanks, backed primarily with percussion and electric guitar. The narrator describes being in love, hoping that no matter what, the feelings she shares for her man will never fade. In the end they eventually do, but she's acting "as if" they will not.
Kevin J. Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A rating. "It’s no surprise to me that it’s a charming record, perfectly produced and expertly sung. And, as usual, it’s just offbeat enough to be genuinely different from anything else on the radio."
A music video was released for the song, directed by Roman White. The video shows Evans in a store, shopping for the perfect man, which she then takes home to live with her. She is then shown performing the song while her new men do the house work in the background. Evans ends up going through three men before finding that the right guy for her is the UPS man (who delivers each of her men to her house) she has seen all along.
The video was ranked #23 on the 2008 version of CMT's 40 Sexiest Videos.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||81|
|Canada Country (Billboard)||18|
|US Billboard Hot 100||62|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||11|
|US Billboard Pop 100||74|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||60|
- Country Universe: Sara Evans, “As If”
- "Sara Evans Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
- "Sara Evans Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
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- "Sara Evans Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "Best of 2007: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2012.