Fallin' Again

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Not to be confused with Falling Again.
"Fallin' Again"
Single by Alabama
from the album Just Us
B-side "I Saw the Time"
Released March 28, 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Country
Length 3:33 (single edit)
3:58 (LP/CS album version)
7:41 (CD album version)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Greg Fowler, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen
Producer(s) Harold Shedd, Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Face to Face"
(1987)
"Fallin' Again"
(1988)
"Song of the South"
(1988)

"Fallin' Again" is a song written Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Greg Fowler, and recorded by American country music group Alabama. It was released in March 1988 as the third and final single from their album Just Us. It was a number-one hit in both the United States and Canada.[1]

Single and album versions[edit]

Three versions of "Fallin' Again" exist:

  • The full-length version, included exclusively on CD and digital pressings of Just Us, which clocks at 7:41 and closes with a jam session that lasts over three minutes.
  • A much shorter version, included on LP and cassette pressings of the album, runs at 3:58. Half of the intro is excised; the line "I fall in and again" is deleted from each refrain; one bar of the first bridge is deleted; and a fade-out a few seconds after the final refrain. This version appears on many of the band's compilation albums, including Greatest Hits Vol. II and For the Record.
  • The single version, which runs at 3:33 and edited differently from the full-length version (with the exception of the fade-out after the final refrain), omits the first instrumental passage and bridge. This version is available on the 1996 Time-Life Legendary Country Singers compilation.

"Fallin' Again" is the most heavily edited single release in Alabama's catalog.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"If It Don't Come Easy"
by Tanya Tucker
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 9, 1988
Succeeded by
"If You Change Your Mind"
by Rosanne Cash
Preceded by
"He's Back and I'm Blue"
by The Desert Rose Band
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 16, 1988
Succeeded by
"Til I Find My Love"
by Family Brown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.

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