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February 12

When Restless Heart Had the Last Country Song to Crossover

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When Restless Heart Had the Last Country Song to Crossover 1

The Song: In Brief

Country music band Restless Heart gained their second number one country single with “I’ll Still Be Loving You”. This Todd Cerney, Pam Rose, Mary Ann Kennedy, and Patt Bunch penned song was the group’s second single from their album Wheels. Released on January 1987, the record reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and stayed on top for one week. Its chart reign lasted for a total of 25 weeks. Apart from that, the track was also a chart-topper on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks. Meanwhile, the song has introduced the band to the pop charts after it landed on the Adult Contemporary chart. That made the single the band’s first top 40 hits. This song ended the crossover journey of country hits to the Billboard Hot 100. That fate was broken though five years later with the release of Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart”.

The Impossible is the Limit

Narrating a love that lingers forever is the song’s lyrical content. It has been stated in a way where such love exists until the end of time. The composers had really done a great job with the creative writing of the tune’s texts. They were able to come up with a different way to express everlasting love. Such way tells of the impossible things as the limit of the love being described. The chorus goes,

“I’ll be yours until the sun doesn’t shine

‘Till time stands still, until the winds don’t blow

When today is just a memory to me I know

I’ll still be loving, I’ll still be loving you.”

Doubting whether those lines would make sense, the band was initially hesitant to record the song. However, producer Tim Dubois insisted on the track’s recording. Good thing is, they listened to him, and the result was remarkable. It’s been over three decades since the song’s release but the band members still love to perform it during concerts up to now. Why not? It’s a timeless song. And I’m sure many of you, dear readers, would love listening to it this season of love.

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billy ray cyrus, I'll Still Be Loving You, Marry Ann Kennedy, Pam Rose, Patt Bunch, Restless Heart, Todd Cerney


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