When It All Goes South (song)

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"When It All Goes South"
Alabama - When It Goes South single.jpg
Single by Alabama
from the album When It All Goes South
B-side "Feels So Right"
Released October 30, 2000
Genre Country
Length 6:56
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) John Barlow Jarvis, Rick Carnes, Janis Carnes
Producer(s) Don Cook, Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"We Made Love"
"When It All Goes South"
"Will You Marry Me"

"When It All Goes South" is a song written by John Barlow Jarvis, Rick Carnes and Janis Carnes, and recorded by American country music group Alabama. It was released in October 2000 as the first single and title track from the album When It All Goes South. The song reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Brent Hedgecock. It features a businessman in Manhattan who grew up in the South but now lives in a condominium. The television switches from the news to show a music video of Alabama playing "Mountain Music". Throughout the video, the businessman tries to hide his southern roots as he goes about his duties at work.

Chart performance[edit]

"When It All Goes South" debuted at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 4, 2000.

Chart (2000–2001) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 15
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 57


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 20. 
  2. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
  3. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Alabama.
  4. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012.