Unconditional (Clay Davidson song)

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Single by Clay Davidson
from the album Unconditional
Released February 2000
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 4:01
Label Virgin
Songwriter(s) Rivers Rutherford
Deanna Bryant
Liz Hengber
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks, Jude Cole
Clay Davidson singles chronology
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"Unconditional" is a debut song written by Rivers Rutherford, Liz Hengber and Deanna Bryant, and recorded by American country music singer Clay Davidson. It was released in 2000 as the first single and title track from the album Unconditional. The song reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, peaking at number 3. It was his most successful hit single to date.


The song begins with a young man coming home from a bar with "liquor on [his] breath". After an argument with his father about how he must abide by his rules, he leaves saying "I hate you." His father then explains: "You can't stop my love for you / It will be here, that's a given / As long as I am living on this Earth / One thing is true / You can turn away, forget me / Curse my name, but love won't let me let you go / Son, always know / My love is unconditional."

In the second verse, the young man is reflecting on his wife leaving him saying "I hate you" a year later and realizes what his father meant in the first verse. The husband explains the same thing that his father had explained to him — that his love for her is unconditional.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[1] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 49
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 24


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