How Your Love Makes Me Feel

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"How Your Love Makes Me Feel"
Diamond Rio - How Your Love Makes Me Feel.jpg
Single by Diamond Rio
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side "Imagine That"
Released May 26, 1997
Format CD Single, 7"
Genre Country
Length 4:04
Label Arista Nashville
Songwriter(s) Trey Bruce
Max T. Barnes
Producer(s) Michael Clute
Diamond Rio
Diamond Rio singles chronology
"How Your Love Makes Me Feel"
"Imagine That"
"How Your Love Makes Me Feel"
"Imagine That"

"How Your Love Makes Me Feel" is a song written by Trey Bruce and Max T. Barnes, and recorded by American country music group Diamond Rio that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was released in May 1997 as the first single from their Greatest Hits album. Having held the Number One position for three weeks in the United States, it is the band's longest-lasting Number One hit. It became the band's second number one hit and their first since "Meet in the Middle" in 1991. It also reached number one in Canada.


In this song, the narrator, tells his significant other the unusual way her love makes him feel. The song is in the key of C Major, before transposing upward to D Major on the last repetition of the chorus. In the verses, the main chord progression is C-F-Am-G-C-G/B-F-Am-G, and in the chorus, the progression is C-D7-F-G7 five times.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that Clute's "skilled production lets the band's ample musical talents shine on this positive tune." He goes on to say that the "sing-along chorus will be a plus at country radio."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Deaton Flanigen and premiered on October 13, 1997 on CMT.

Chart positions[edit]

"How Your Love Makes Me Feel" debuted at number 74 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 7, 1997.

Chart (1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 11
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 5
Preceded by
"There Goes"
by Alan Jackson
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

September 27-October 11, 1997
Succeeded by
"How Do I Get There"
by Deana Carter
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 29-October 6, 1997
Succeeded by
"Love Gets Me Every Time"
by Shania Twain


  1. ^ Contemporary Country (1 ed.). Hal Leonard Corporation. 1999. pp. 86–92. ISBN 0-634-01594-X. 
  2. ^ Billboard, May 31, 1997
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3338." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 29, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Diamond Rio – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Diamond Rio.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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