I'll Go On Loving You

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"I'll Go On Loving You"
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Single by Alan Jackson
from the album High Mileage
B-side "Chattahoochee"
Released July 27, 1998
Format CD single
7" 45 RPM
Genre Country
Length 3:58
Label Arista Nashville 13135
Writer(s) Kieran Kane
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"A House with No Curtains"
"I'll Go On Loving You"
"Right on the Money"

"I'll Go On Loving You" is a song written by Kieran Kane, and recorded by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released in July 1998 as the lead-off single his album High Mileage. It peaked at number 3 in the United States, and number 2 in Canada. Alan Jackson would sing this song also titled "Vou Seguir Te Amando", as a duet with a Brazilian solo artist singer Leonardo.


Written by Kieran Kane (formerly of The O'Kanes), "I'll Go On Loving You" is a mid-tempo ballad in the key of C minor with alternating chord patterns of Cm-A and Cm-B.[1] Through the spoken-word verses, Jackson promises that he will be faithful to his lover, "long after the pleasures of the flesh". The song is accompanied mainly by steel-string acoustic guitar and a string section.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann.

Critical reception[edit]

Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly said that the song was "the frankest treatment of lust on country radio", "a colossal embarrassment" and "a memorable romantic declaration."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"I'll Go On Loving You" debuted at number 35 on the Billboard country singles charts in late 1998, representing Jackson's highest chart debut at the time.[3]

Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 52
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 38


  1. ^ "'I'll Go On Loving You' sheet music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Nash, Alanna (September 4, 1998). "High Mileage review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  3. ^ Pond, Neil (November 1998). "That Healing Feeling: Country America goes to the heart of the matter with a reserved but rejuvenated Alan Jackson". Country America. 10 (1): 52–57. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7058." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 12, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Alan Jackson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.