Stand Beside Me

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"Stand Beside Me"
Single by Jo Dee Messina
from the album I'm Alright
Released October 12, 1998
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 3:44
Label Curb
Writer(s) Stephen Allen Davis
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Jo Dee Messina singles chronology
"I'm Alright"
"Stand Beside Me"
"Lesson in Leavin'"
Music video
"Stand Beside Me" at

"Stand Beside Me" is a song written by Stephen Allen Davis, and recorded by American country music singer Jo Dee Messina. It was released in October 1998 as the third single from her album I'm Alright. The song spent three weeks at the top of the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart,[1] making Messina the first female artist to score three multi-week Number One singles from one album.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Shea and premiered in October 1998.

Chart performance[edit]

"Stand Beside Me" debuted at number 71 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 10, 1998.

Chart (1998–1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 34
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 39
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 7


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 229. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7479." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 8, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Jo Dee Messina – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Jo Dee Messina.
  4. ^ "Jo Dee Messina – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jo Dee Messina.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
Preceded by
"Wrong Again"
by Martina McBride
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

January 30-February 13, 1999
Succeeded by
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
by Mark Chesnutt
Preceded by
"Right on the Money"
by Alan Jackson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 8, 1999
Succeeded by
by Diamond Rio