Walk on Faith

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"Walk on Faith"
Single by Mike Reid
from the album Turning for Home
B-side ""Turning for Home""
Released November 12, 1990
Format CD single, cassette single
Genre Country
Length 3:09
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Mike Reid
Allen Shamblin
Producer(s) Steve Buckingham
Mike Reid singles chronology
"Old Folks"
(1988)
"Walk on Faith"
(1990)
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"Walk on Faith" is a song co-written and recorded by Country musician Mike Reid. It was released in November 1990 as the first single from his album Turning for Home. The song became his only Number One country hit in February 1991. Reid wrote the song with Allen Shamblin.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed and produced by Deaton Flanigen.

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Owens of Allmusic cited "Walk on Faith" as a standout track on Reid's album, calling it a "surging hit [single]" and one of the "best moments" on the album.[1] Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly also described the song favorably, saying, "His upbeat songs ('Walk on Faith') work as both thoughtful and intimate vignettes and as snappy radio rotation."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Reid turned his focus to songwriting in the 1970s, writing hits for Ronnie Milsap[3] and charting as a guest vocalist on Milsap's "Old Folks", a number 2 single in 1988.

"Walk on Faith" was Reid's first solo single, released in 1990 on Columbia Records. It spent twenty weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. It debuted at number 64 on the chart dated for November 24, 1990 and peaked at number 1 on the chart dated for February 23, 1991. The song was also his only Number One on the RPM Country Tracks charts in Canada.

Chart (1990-1991) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 36
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 13
Preceded by
"Brother Jukebox" by Mark Chesnutt
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks number-one single
February 23-March 2, 1991
Succeeded by
"I'd Love You All Over Again" by Alan Jackson
Preceded by
"Til I Am Myself Again" by Blue Rodeo
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
March 9-March 16, 1991
Succeeded by
"If You Want Me To" by Joe Diffie

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "Turning for Home review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  2. ^ Nash, Alanna (February 22, 1991). "Turning for Home review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Faces to watch in music". Entertainment Weekly. 1991-04-05. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1459." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 9, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mike Reid – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Mike Reid.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.