Why Haven't I Heard from You

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"Why Haven't I Heard from You"
Reba - Heard From You single.jpg
Single by Reba McEntire
from the album Read My Mind
B-side "If I Had Only Known"
Released April 15, 1994
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:27
Label MCA 54823
Songwriter(s) Sandy Knox
T. W. Hale
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire singles chronology
"They Asked About You"
"Why Haven't I Heard from You"
"She Thinks His Name Was John"
"They Asked About You"
"Why Haven't I Heard from You"
"She Thinks His Name Was John"

"Why Haven't I Heard from You" is a song written by Sandy Knox and T. W. Hale, and recorded by American country music artist Reba McEntire. It was released in April 1994 as the first single from her album Read My Mind. The song reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in July 1994.[1]

It debuted at number 60 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 9, 1994.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jon Small and premiered in mid-1994. It begins with Reba and her co-star boyfriend (named Dorothy and Brad in the video) in a restaurant with a mariachi band playing in the background. The boyfriend asks her to “go away together,” and, after a ponderous think about it, she says “YES!!!” The boyfriend then says “I’ll call you at the Hollywood Parlor, at 7.” The word “7” echos as the main set is revealed (a beauty parlor) and the song begins. Reba is then shown with 4 other women trying on different wigs and makeup, getting her nails and face done, dancing, and singing, while Reba waits impatiently by the parlor’s phone for her boyfriend’s call. During the final chorus, Reba and her female cast are seen in black and white suits and top hats as they sing the finale on a grand stage. It then goes back to the restaurant, where Reba is seen initially dozing, but after her boyfriend says her character’s name, she confronts her, saying “You didn’t even call! How dare you leave me in that beauty shop all day!” The video ends as the mariachi band finishes their performance.

The video set was built in such a way that the restaurant set was actually built directly in front of the main salon set. It took 2 days to film.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 4
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 60
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 43