Keepin' Up

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"Keepin' Up"
Alabama - Keepin Up single cover.png
Single by Alabama
from the album For the Record
Released November 23, 1998
Genre Country
Length 3:05
Label RCA
Writer(s) Greg Fowler
Teddy Gentry
Randy Owen
Ronnie Rogers
Producer(s) Alabama, Don Cook
Alabama singles chronology
"How Do You Fall in Love"
"Keepin' Up"
"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"

"Keepin' Up" is a song written by Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Ronnie Rogers and Greg Fowler, and recorded by American country music group Alabama. It was released in November 1998 as the second and final single from their compilation album For the Record. It peaked at number 14 in the United States, and number 8 in Canada.[1]


The song sings about the challenges of trying to survive in a hectic world.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "bouncy uptempo track." She goes on to say that the song "boasts an infectious melody buoyed by Jeff Cook's guitar prowess, and of course it just doesn't get any better than Randy Owen's lead vocal."[2]

Chart positions[edit]

"Keepin' Up" debuted at number 70 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of December 5, 1998.

Chart (1998–1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 69
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 14

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 42
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 59


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 20. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, November 21, 1998
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7361." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 22, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Alabama.
  5. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 

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