She and I
|"She and I"|
|Single by Alabama|
|from the album Greatest Hits|
|Released||December 30, 1985 (U.S.)|
|Genre||Country, country rock|
3:36 (single edit)|
5:18 (album version)
|Producer(s)||Harold Shedd and Alabama|
|Alabama singles chronology|
|"She and I" at CMT.com|
"She and I" is a song written by Dave Loggins, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in December 1985, the song — an uptempo, rock-tinged song professing marital lust — was one of two new tracks on Alabama's first Greatest Hits album.
Country music writer Tom Roland noted that the song "featured a barrage of unique sounds," including a "strange drum effect" (the echo for each snare drum beat would end with a pop, instead of "decaying"). Also, the album version of the song featured a false ending (much like Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds"), whereby the song fades out before returning to full volume and then fading back out.
The music video was directed by David Hogan and premiered in early 1986.
Single and album edits
The version of "She and I" released for radio airplay and retail sale as a 7-inch single is nearly two minutes shorter than the full-length album version. Among other noticeable differences, the single version's end is abridged and does not include the false fade.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
- Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
- Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits," Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)
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