Suspicions (Eddie Rabbitt Song)
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Suspicions Eddie Rabbitt Song

"Suspicions" is a country music song. It was originally recorded and released as a single in 1979 by Eddie Rabbitt from his album Loveline; his version was a Number One hit on the Billboard country music charts and a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song saw renewed popularity in late 2007-early 2008, when Tim McGraw recorded and released a cover version on his album Let It Go.

Eddie Rabbitt version

"Suspicions"
Suspicions - Eddie Rabbitt.jpg
Single by Eddie Rabbitt
from the album Loveline
"I Don't Wanna Make Love (With Anyone Else but You)"[1]
Released May 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Country jazz, Country rock, Soft rock
Length 4:20
Label Elektra
David Malloy
Eddie Rabbitt singles chronology
"Every Which Way but Loose"
(1979)
"Suspicions"
(1979)
"Pour Me Another Tequila"
(1979)

"Every Which Way but Loose"
(1979)
"Suspicions"
(1979)
"Pour Me Another Tequila"
(1979)
Music video
Listen to "Suspicions" (1979 TV performance) on YouTube

The song was the first single from Rabbitt's 1979 album Loveline, "Suspicions" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts that August. "Suspicions" also continued Rabbitt's rise as a crossover artist; peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, it was his highest peak on the pop chart to that time. It was also a Top 10 Adult Contemporary hit on the charts of both the U.S. and Canada.

Rabbitt said that he wrote the song "in five minutes in the studio during a lunch break".[2]

"Suspicions" was named Broadcast Music Incorporated's Song of the Year a year later.[3]

Chart performance

Weekly charts

Chart (1979) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 13
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 9
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 41
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 7

Year-end charts

Chart (1979) Rank
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 85

Tim McGraw version

"Suspicions"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Let It Go
Released November 26, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Country
Length 5:17 (album version)
4:13 (radio edit)
Label Curb
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"If You're Reading This"
(2007)
"Suspicions"
(2007)
"Kristofferson"
(2008)

"If You're Reading This"
(2007)
"Suspicions"
(2007)
"Kristofferson"
(2008)

In 2007, country music artist Tim McGraw recorded a cover of "Suspicions" for his album Let It Go. McGraw's cover of the song originally charted at number 56 in early 2007 from unsolicited airplay received shortly after the release of Let It Go.

Ken Tucker of Billboard described McGraw's cover positively, saying that McGraw sings "like a man who knows what it's like to have heads turn when your wife walks into the room".[8]

McGraw's version was released on November 26, 2007 the fourth single from this album (counting "If You're Reading This", only available on later presses). The cover version peaked at 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in February 2008, becoming the second Top 40 hit of Tim's career to miss the Top 10.[9]

Chart performance

Chart (2007-08) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 12
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 87

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 337. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Joe (7 July 1985). "A Beer Helped Make Eddie Rabbitt Famous". Star-News. Associated Press. p. 8E. 
  3. ^ "Randy McCormick". Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Eddie Rabbitt Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  7. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  8. ^ Tucker, Ken (31 March 2007). "Let It Go review". Billboard. 
  9. ^ Whitburn, p. 273
  10. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.


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