When Love Gets a Hold of You

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"When Love Gets a Hold of You"
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Single by Reba
from the album All the Women I Am
ReleasedApril 11, 2011
FormatDigital download
Songwriter(s)Jessi Alexander
Gary Nicholson
Jon Randall
Producer(s)Dann Huff
Reba singles chronology
"If I Were a Boy"
"When Love Gets a Hold of You"
"Somebody's Chelsea"

"When Love Gets a Hold of You" is a song written by Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander and Gary Nicholson, and recorded by American country music singer Reba McEntire. It was released in April 2011 as the third single from her album All the Women I Am.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

The song has received positive reviews from critics. Blake Boldt from Engine 145 gave the song a "thumbs up," saying the "spaghetti Western-meets-Pulp Fiction vibe, will likely stand out in the crowd of loud summertime anthems" and calling the song "a solid base hit for the Hall of Famer."[2] Bobby Peacock from Roughstock gave the song 4 out of 5 stars, calling it "unmistakably Reba and unmistakably a hit," and telling fans to "look for this one to bring (Reba) back into the single digits once more."[3]


McEntire performed the song on the 46th Academy of Country Music Awards, after which she received a long standing ovation from the crowd. McEntire was also hosting the awards show with Blake Shelton. This performance is used as the song's music video.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 40


  1. ^ "CMT : News : Reba McEntire Releasing New Album Nov. 9". CMT News. July 19, 2010. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Blake Boldt (April 14, 2011). "Reba McEntire - "When Love Gets a Gold of You"". Engine 145. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  3. ^ "Reba - When Love Gets a Hold of You". Roughstock. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  4. ^ "Reba McEntire Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2011.