Just to See You Smile

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"Just to See You Smile"
Tim McGraw - JTSYS.jpg
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Everywhere
B-side "One of These Days"
Released August 9, 1997 (1997-08-09)
Format CD single
Recorded 1997
Genre Country
Length 3:33
Label Curb
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Just to See You Smile"
"One of These Days"
"Just to See You Smile"
"One of These Days"

"Just to See You Smile" is a song written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in August 1997 as the third single from McGraw's fourth studio album Everywhere. Having spent 42 weeks on the Billboard chart, it set what was then a record for being the longest-running single on the Billboard country chart since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan in 1990.[1] It was also the longest chart run for any country single in the 1990s.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying McGraw "plays his cards so close to his chest that upon first listen, you may only pick up on his unconditional love and selflessness toward the girl who’s been stringing him along for all these years."[3]

Track listing[edit]


  1. Just To See You Smile 3:34
  2. Everywhere 4:50

Chart performance[edit]

"Just to See You Smile" debuted in August 1997 and surged in November. It became McGraw's third consecutive No. 1 single from Everywhere, spending six weeks atop the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January and February 1998. It was also McGraw's second single to be declared by Billboard as the Number One country single of the year. No music video was made for this song.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997–98) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 28
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
Preceded by
"A Broken Wing"
by Martina McBride
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

January 17-February 21, 1998
Succeeded by
"What If I Said"
by Anita Cochran with Steve Wariner
Preceded by
"The Kind of Heart That Breaks"
by Chris Cummings
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 9, 1998
Succeeded by
"Walk This Road"
by Bruce Guthro
Preceded by
"It's Your Love"
by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single of the year

Succeeded by
by Lonestar


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors - Bio" (html). About.com. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 644. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ CountryUniverse.net Song review
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3449." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 9, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  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. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Tim McGraw – Just to See You Smile". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 31, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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