Why Haven't I Heard from You
|"Why Haven't I Heard from You"|
|Single by Reba McEntire|
|from the album Read My Mind|
|B-side||"If I Had Only Known"|
|Released||April 15, 1994|
T. W. Hale
|Reba McEntire singles chronology|
"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.
It debuted at number 60 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 9, 1994.
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.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||4|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||5|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||60|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||43|
- Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9116." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 11, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- "Reba McEntire Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
- "Reba McEntire Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- "Best of 1994: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
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