March 6

Alan Jackson’s “Livin’ on Love” Gives Us the Real Definition of Love


Alan Jackson‘s “Livin’ on Love” gives us the true definition of what love is supposed to be. Let’s take a look at what Alan Jackson’s definition of love is and learn something that we could take into our relationship with others.

Alan Jackson’s “Livin’ on Love”

In 1994, Jackson wrote his song “Livin’ on Love” for his fifth studio album Who I Am. On the same year, Jackson released the song as a single and it reached the top of the Billboard country chart. This gave him his ninth number one song in his career. Furthermore, Jackson’s single has secured the number one spot on the Canadian country chart.

Alan Jackson livin' on love who i am
Photo Credit: Alan Jackson/ Official Facebook Page

About the Song

“Livin on Love” is the seventh song Jackson wrote that have reached number one. The song gives us a story of a young couple who were passionately in love with each other. Despite not having anything, they still vow to love each other and spend the rest of their lives together. Isn’t it such a lovely thing to hear or see people in love and not letting anything thing come between them?

Two young people, without a thing
Say some vows and spread their wings
And settle with just what they need
Living on love

The song proceeds on telling how the couple lives together until they grow old together. It may seem simple, the love shared by the characters in the song, but they went through difficult times in their relationship. But what kept them going is the love they have for each other.

Two old people, without a thing
Children gone but still they sing
Side by side on that front porch swing
Living on love

The Album, Who I Am

Who I Am was released in 1994, and it made it to the top of the Billboard country chart. Jackson released not only “Livin’ on Love” as a single, but he also released four more singles from his album (“Summertime Blues,” “Gone Country,” “Song for the Life,” and “I Don’t Even Know Your Name”). All of his singles reached number one except “Song for the Life.”


Alan Jackson, Livin' On Love, Who I Am

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