She and I

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"She and I"
She and I Alabama.jpg
Single by Alabama
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side"The Fans"
ReleasedDecember 30, 1985 (U.S.)
Format7"
RecordedDecember 1985
GenreCountry, country rock
Length3:36 (single edit)
5:18 (album version)
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Dave Loggins
Producer(s)Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Can't Keep a Good Man Down"
(1985)
"She and I"
(1985)
"Touch Me When We're Dancing"
(1986)
Music video
"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, as the only single from their first Greatest Hits compilation album.

The song was their 19th consecutive No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in April 1986.[1]

Content[edit]

The song is an uptempo, rock-tinged song professing marital lust.

Critical reception[edit]

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.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by David Hogan and premiered in early 1986.

Single and album edits[edit]

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.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985-1986) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 19.
  2. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  • 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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