September 4

“Close Enough to Perfect:” Alabama’s 8th Number One Single in 1982

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Alabama has a total of thirty-three number one singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. A huge number of songs were placed number one by a band. Apart from that, “Close Enough to Perfect” became their 8th to top the said country chart. The song was released back in 1982. With this, have a little backtracking by listening to the song. It will bring back the good memories of the past.

Moreover, the song was part of their five-time platinum album “Mountain Music.” Not to mention, the said album also provided us with three other top charting singles. These were “Mountain Music” and “Take Me Down.” Both reached at number one on the Billboard. Also, it includes “Green River” which placed at number two.

Close Enough to Perfect…

Alabama recorded “Close Enough to Perfect” in 1981 and released it in 1982. As mentioned above, the song was part of their album “Mountain Music.” It became then their 8th number one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. On the other hand, “Mountain Music” as a single reached number one on the Billboard charts, too. Moreover, Carl Chambers wrote the words and lyrics of the song.

A Bit about Alabama…

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Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry founded the band in 1969 under their first band name “Wild Country.” Then, their cousin Jeff Cook joined the band. In 1977, they changed their name to “Alabama.” They began touring Southeast bar circuit back in the 1970s. Later on, they started writing their original compositions. After two of their first two successful records, RCA Records approached them to sign a contract.

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In the 1980s, the band rose to prominence. It was the time they had more than twenty-seven singles to top the charts, seven multi-platinum albums, and numerous awards.

Alabama’s mixture of Traditional Country Music and Southern Rock patched with elements of gospel, and pop music gave the band a crossover entreaty that helped to their success.

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