Tonight I Climbed the Wall

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"Tonight I Climbed the Wall"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love)
B-side "Up to My Ears in Tears"
Released January 25, 1993
Format CD single
7" 45 RPM
Recorded 1992
Genre Country
Length 3:30
Label Arista Nashville 12514
Songwriter(s) Alan Jackson
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks
Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)"
"Tonight I Climbed the Wall"
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"Tonight I Climbed the Wall" is a song written and performed by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released in January 1993 as the second single from his album A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love). It peaked at number 4 on both the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.[1]


The song discusses a couple that had been fighting. They had built a wall between them with all of the arguing and now the man in the song climbed that wall. He put all the disagreements behind them and went to his wife. After he made the climb and admitted his faults, he realized the things they were fighting over were small and unimportant.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Shea, and it is entirely in black and white. It switches between scenes of Alan performing live and a woman walking around on a farm. This is one of only two times when Jackson appears without his mustache, the second time being in the music video for "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore" in 2012.

Chart positions[edit]

"Tonight I Climbed the Wall" debuted at number 73 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of February 6, 1993.

Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 57
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 53


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1774." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 8, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Alan Jackson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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