You Had Me from Hello
|"You Had Me from Hello"|
|Single by Kenny Chesney|
|from the album Everywhere We Go|
|B-side||"Everywhere We Go"|
|Released||April 19, 1999|
|Kenny Chesney singles chronology|
"You Had Me from Hello" is a song co-written and performed by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in April 1999 as the second single from Chesney's album Everywhere We Go. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. Chesney wrote the song with Skip Ewing.
Background and writing
In 1996, Chesney saw the movie Jerry McGuire. In one of the film's memorable scenes, Tom Cruise's character gives out a heartfelt speech to Renée Zellweger's character; Zellweger stops Cruise and says "You had me at 'hello'." Chesney liked the line and decided to write a song about it. Chesney and Zellweger were later married for four months in 2005.
The song's narrator tells his lover that he was hers from the first time they met.
"You Had Me from Hello" debuted at number 71 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 17, 1999.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||34|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||19|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||6|
"Single White Female"
by Chely Wright
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
September 18, 1999
"Something Like That"
by Tim McGraw
|RPM Country Tracks
September 27 – October 4, 1999
"I Love You"
by Martina McBride
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