Between the Devil and Me
|"Between the Devil and Me"|
|Single by Alan Jackson|
|from the album Everything I Love|
|B-side||"Walk on the Rocks"|
|Released||October 6, 1997|
|Format||Promo-only CD single
7" 45 RPM
|Label||Arista Nashville 13106|
|Alan Jackson singles chronology|
"Between the Devil and Me" is a song written by Harley Allen and Carson Chamberlain, and recorded by American country music singer Alan Jackson. It was released in October 1997 as the fifth single from his album Everything I Love. It peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard country singles charts, behind Martina McBride's "A Broken Wing".
"Between the Devil and Me" was written by Harley Allen and Carson Chamberlain, the same two songwriters who wrote the title track to Everything I Love. The song is a mid-tempo ballad in which the male narrator describes the sexual temptation of an extramarital affair, by saying that "she's all I see / Between the devil and me."
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic said that although the song had "a bit of post-Garth bombast", it still had Jackson's "true country spin and heart." Entertainment Weekly critic Alanna Nash also cited the song as a standout in her review, saying that Jackson made the song "throb with anxiety."
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||3|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||2|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||40|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||66|
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- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Everything I Love review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
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