Reckless (Alabama song)
|Single by Alabama|
|from the album Cheap Seats|
|B-side||"Clear Water Blues"|
|Released||August 30, 1993|
|Recorded||January 1, 1993|
Larry Michael Lee
|Alabama singles chronology|
"Reckless" is a song written by Michael Clark and Jeff Stevens, and recorded by American country music group Alabama. It was released in September 1993 as the first single from their album, Cheap Seats. The song was their final number one the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart until May 2011, when they reached the number one position again with a guest vocal on Brad Paisley's "Old Alabama".
The song's narrator wants to take his lover in his Thunderbird, and wants for him and her to forget and care less about their current lives and live and love recklessly.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song unfavorably, saying that it is a "recycled, B-movie Bruce tune." She goes on to say that if Alabama keeps recording songs like these than the band "might as well go ahead and change its name to New Jersey."
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||23|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||15|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||78|
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 19. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Billboard, September 4, 1993
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2310." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 27, 1993. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- "Alabama Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)" Billboard.
- "Alabama Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
by Mark Chesnutt
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
November 27, 1993
"American Honky-Tonk Bar Association"
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"She Used to Be Mine"
by Brooks & Dunn
|RPM Country Tracks
November 27, 1993
by Charlie Major
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