She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl

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"She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl"
Single by Alabama
from the album In Pictures
B-side "Heartbreak Express"[1]
Released June 19, 1995
Recorded January 1, 1994
Genre Country

2:53 (single edit)

3:07 (album version)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Robert Jason
Producer(s) Emory Gordy, Jr.
Alabama singles chronology
"Give Me One More Shot"
"She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl"
"In Pictures"

"She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl" is a song written by Robert Jason, and recorded by American country music group Alabama. It was released in June 1995 as the lead-off single to their album In Pictures. It peaked at number 2 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, while it was a number-one hit in Canada.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine had a mixed review saying that "Randy Owen's vocals never fail to infuse a song with warmth and personality." She went on to say that the song doesn't seem to be at the level of the band's previous singles.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

"She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl" debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 1, 1995.

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 54
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 48
Preceded by
"You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone"
by Brooks & Dunn
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 11, 1995
Succeeded by
"One Emotion"
by Clint Black


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 19. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, July 8, 1995
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2753." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 11, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.