Suspicions (Eddie Rabbitt song)

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"Suspicions" is a country music song. It was originally recorded and released as a single in 1979 by Eddie Rabbitt from his album Loveline; his version was a Number One hit on the Billboard country music charts and a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song saw renewed popularity in late 2007-early 2008, when Tim McGraw recorded and released a cover version on his album Let It Go.

Eddie Rabbitt version[edit]

"Suspicions"
Single by Eddie Rabbitt
from the album Loveline
B-side "I Don't Wanna Make Love (With Anyone Else but You)"[1]
Released May 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Country
Length 4:20
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) David Malloy
Eddie Rabbitt singles chronology
"Every Which Way but Loose"
(1979)
"Suspicions"
(1979)
"Pour Me Another Tequila"
(1979)
"Every Which Way but Loose"
(1979)
"Suspicions"
(1979)
"Pour Me Another Tequila"
(1979)

The song was the first single from Rabbitt's 1979 album Loveline, "Suspicions" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts that August. "Suspicions" also continued Rabbitt's rise as a crossover artist; peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, it was his highest peak on the pop chart to that time.

Rabbitt said that he wrote the song "in five minutes in the studio during a lunch break".[2]

"Suspicions" was named Broadcast Music Incorporated's Song of the Year a year later.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 13
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 9
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 41
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 7
Preceded by
"You're the Only One"
by Dolly Parton
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

August 11, 1979
Succeeded by
"Coca-Cola Cowboy"
by Mel Tillis
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 1, 1979
Succeeded by
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
by Charlie Daniels

Tim McGraw version[edit]

"Suspicions"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Let It Go
Released November 26, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Country
Length 5:17 (album version)
4:13 (radio edit)
Label Curb
Producer(s)
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"If You're Reading This"
(2007)
"Suspicions"
(2007)
"Kristofferson"
(2008)
"If You're Reading This"
(2007)
"Suspicions"
(2007)
"Kristofferson"
(2008)

In 2007, country music artist Tim McGraw recorded a cover of "Suspicions" for his album Let It Go. McGraw's cover of the song originally charted at number 56 in early 2007 from unsolicited airplay received shortly after the release of Let It Go.

Ken Tucker of Billboard described McGraw's cover positively, saying that McGraw sings "like a man who knows what it's like to have heads turn when your wife walks into the room".[7]

McGraw's version was released on November 26, 2007 the fourth single from this album (counting "If You're Reading This", only available on later presses). The cover version peaked at 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in February 2008, becoming the second Top 40 hit of Tim's career to miss the Top 10.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007–08) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 12
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 337. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Joe (7 July 1985). "A Beer Helped Make Eddie Rabbitt Famous". Star-News. Associated Press. p. 8E. 
  3. ^ "Randy McCormick". Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Eddie Rabbitt.
  5. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Eddie Rabbitt.
  6. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Eddie Rabbitt.
  7. ^ Tucker, Ken (31 March 2007). "Let It Go review". Billboard. 
  8. ^ Whitburn, p. 273
  9. ^ "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  10. ^ "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Tim McGraw.