As If (song)

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"As If"
Single by Sara Evans
from the album Greatest Hits
Released June 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Sara Evans, Hillary Lindsey, John Shanks
Producer(s) Mark Bright
Sara Evans singles chronology
"You'll Always Be My Baby"
(2006)
"As If"
(2007)
"Some Things Never Change"
(2008)
Music video
"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.

Content[edit]

"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.

Reception[edit]

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."[1]

Music video[edit]

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.

Chart performance[edit]

"As If" debuted at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in June 2007.

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 62
US Billboard Pop 100 74
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 81

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 60

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