If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home)

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"If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home)"
Single by George Strait
from the album Strait Country
B-side ""Her Goodbye Hit Me In the Heart""
Released January 7, 1982
Format 7" single
Recorded June 16, 1981
Genre Country
Length 2:55
Label MCA (51104)
Songwriter(s) Blake Mevis
David Wills
Producer(s) Blake Mevis
George Strait singles chronology
"Down and Out"
(1981)
"If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home)"
(1982)
"Fool Hearted Memory"
(1982)

"If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home)" is a song written by Blake Mevis and David Wills, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in January 1982 as the third and final single from his debut album Strait Country. It peaked at number 3 in the United States, while it was a number 2 in Canada.

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B- grade, saying that if Strait's voice wasn't so "distinctive and familiar, you could be forgiven for mistaking this for Johnny Lee’s, "Lookin' for Love."[1] Billboard reviewed the song favorably, saying that "Strait's got another winner in this lively promise of changing ways."[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Review by Kevin John Coyne
  2. ^ "Top Single Picks". Billboard: 98. 23 January 1982. 
  3. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.