I Was Blown Away

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"I Was Blown Away"
Single by Pam Tillis
from the album Sweetheart's Dance
B-side "Calico Plains"
Released March 11, 1995
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 2:45
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Layng Martine, Jr.
Producer(s) Pam Tillis, Steve Fishell
Pam Tillis singles chronology
"Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)"
"I Was Blown Away"
"In Between Dances"
"Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)"
"I Was Blown Away"
"In Between Dances"

"I Was Blown Away" is a song written by Layng Martine, Jr., and recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis. It was released in March 1995 as the fourth single from the album Sweetheart's Dance. The song reached #16 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]


The narrator states that she was "blown away" by the actions of her male lover.

Tillis withdrew the song after receiving letters from families of victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

An uncredited review in Billboard said that "She sings her heart out, but not even she can hold up this cliché-ridden song."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 20
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 16


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 348. 
  2. ^ "Arts beat". The Dallas Morning News. 27 April 1995. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Reviews". Billboard: 67. 4 March 1995. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9017." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 8, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "Pam Tillis – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Pam Tillis.

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