The Big One (song)

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"The Big One"
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Single by George Strait
from the album Lead On
B-side "No One but You"
Released October 3, 1994
Format 7" single, CD single, cassingle
Recorded April 19, 1994
Genre Country
Length 2:07
Label MCA 54938
Songwriter(s) Gerry House, Devon O'Day
Producer(s) Tony Brown & George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"The Man in Love with You"
"The Big One"
"You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody"
"The Man in Love with You"
"The Big One'"
"You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody"

"The Big One" is a song written by Gerry House and Devon O'Day, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in October 1994 as the lead-off single from his album Lead On. It became his 26th number 1 hit in the United States. The song reached number-one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and number 4 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.


The song is an uptempo, in which the narrator is a man falling in love. He knows he’s in for the big one now because he is falling in love.

Chart performance[edit]

"The Big One" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 8, 1994.[1]

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1


  1. ^ Billboard, October 8, 1994
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2680." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
Preceded by
"If I Could Make a Living"
by Clay Walker
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 3, 1994
Succeeded by
"If You've Got Love"
by John Michael Montgomery