Man to Man (Gary Allan song)
|"Man to Man"|
|Single by Gary Allan|
|from the album Alright Guy|
|Released||September 30, 2002|
|Gary Allan singles chronology|
"Man to Man" is a song written by Jamie O'Hara, and recorded by American country music singer Gary Allan. It was released in September 2002 as the third and final single from Allan's album Alright Guy, and his first single to reach number one. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in March 2003 and peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song's narrator tells his significant others ex-boyfriend that it was his fault that she had left him and that it's too late to get her back. He states that they should have a conversation "man to man".
Rick Cohoon of Allmusic in his review, states that the lyrics are "harsh and realistic" but "maybe a bit too glib for Allan’s good." Cohoon states that "‘You want her back, and it’s too late/why don’t we call a spade a spade’ summarizes the song’s tone, but comes across as too abrasive." He states that the writing makes it seem like the situation could have happened to the writer, Jamie O'Hara.
"Man to Man" debuted at number 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of October 5, 2002.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||25|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||15|
- http://www.allmusic.com/song/t5105197 Allmusic: "Man to Man" review
- "Gary Allan – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Gary Allan.
- "Gary Allan – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Gary Allan.
- "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
by Blake Shelton
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
March 15, 2003
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