There's No Way

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"There's No Way"
Alabama - Theres No Way single.jpeg
Single by Alabama
from the album 40-Hour Week
B-side "The Boy"
Released January 20, 1985
Format 7"
Recorded 1984
Genre Country, soft rock
Length 4:11
Label RCA
Writer(s) John Jarrard, Lisa Palas and Will Robinson
Producer(s) Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"(There's A) Fire in the Night"
(1984)
"There's No Way"
(1985)
"40 Hour Week (For a Livin')"
(1985)

"There's No Way" is a song written by John Jarrard, Lisa Palas and Will Robinson, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in January 1985 as the first single from the band's album 40-Hour Week.[1]

Content[edit]

The song is a love ballad, and an example of the pop-styled aspect of Alabama's core musical style.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by David Hogan and premiered in early 1985.

A record tied[edit]

When "There's No Way" reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in May 1985, it became Alabama's 16th straight No. 1 single in as many single releases (excepting for the 1982 Christmas single "Christmas in Dixie"). The feat allowed Alabama to tie Sonny James' 14-year-old record for most No. 1 songs in as many consecutive single releases.

Chart positions[edit]

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

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" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.

Sources[edit]

  • Morris, Edward, "Alabama," Contemporary Books Inc., Chicago, 1985 (ISBN 0809253062)
  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2))


Preceded by
"Girls' Night Out"
by The Judds
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 4, 1985
Succeeded by
"Somebody Should Leave"
by Reba McEntire

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