Everything I Love (song)

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"Everything I Love"
Everything I Love promo.jpg
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album Everything I Love
B-side "It's Time You Learned About Good-Bye"
Released January 13, 1997
Format Promo-only CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:06
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Harley Allen
Carson Chamberlain
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"Little Bitty"
"Everything I Love"
"Who's Cheatin' Who"

"Everything I Love" is a song written by Harley Allen and Carson Chamberlain, and recorded by American country music singer Alan Jackson. It was released in January 1997 as the second single and title track from his album of the same name. The song reached number 9 on the U.S. country singles charts with it.


"Everything I Love" is a mid-tempo ballad where the narrator lists off various vices that are harmful to him, such as "cigarettes, Jack Daniels and caffeine."[1] He then adds his former lover to the list, before saying "Everything I love / I'm gonna have to give up / 'Cause everything I love is killin' me." The song was written by Harley Allen and Carson Chamberlain, who also wrote "Between the Devil and Me", the album's fifth single.

Critical reception[edit]

In his review of Everything I Love, Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine cited the track as a standout, saying that it had a "wry sardonic streak" and "classic country sentiment."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Everything I Love" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 18, 1997.

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 6
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 61
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 71


  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Everything I Love review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3172." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 7, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "Alan Jackson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.