December 20

“Next to You, Next to Me” by Shenandoah

Let us talk about Shenandoah, their albums, and hits. To begin, Robert Ellis Orrall and Curtis Wright composed the lyrics of Next to You, Next to Me. After that, the American country music group Shenandoah recorded the track. Released in June 1990 as the lead-off single from the Extra Mile album, it was a number one hit in both the United States and Canada. Also, this is the band’s longest-lasting number 1 at three weeks. And as of 2006, no other single from Columbia had spent three weeks atop the country charts.

Shenandoah’s Top Hits

On Shenandoah’s self-titled debut album, they only produced three singles. These are: They Don’t Make Love Like We Used To and Stop the Rain. Stop the Rain was the band’s first track that became part of the Top 40 country hit. The song peaked at number 28 on Billboard Hot Country Singles. Carrying over She Doesn’t Cry Anymore to their 1989 album The Road Not Taken, they released it as a single of the album.

The second album they released was The Road Not Taken. To date, it is one of their most successful albums. Of the six singles released from 1988 to 1990, all charted within the top ten. Three of those are: The Church on Cumberland Road”, “ Sunday in the South and Two Dozen Roses. These were chart toppers on both the US and Canadian country charts. Also, a part of the record is She Doesn’t Cry Anymore, a single from the band’s self-titled debut from 1987.

Shenandoah, “Next to You, Next to Me”

The Extra Mile album continued its success. Released on May 2, 1990, under Columbia Records, it was their final album for the label. It produced five chart singles on the Billboard country charts. To list, they are: Next to You, Next to Me, Ghost in This House, I Got You, The Moon Over Georgia and When You Were Mine. Next to You, Next to Me was the band’s fourth Number One. All except When You Were Mine became Top Ten hits. Extra Mile is certified gold by the RIAA.

For their fifth album, If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too) was their last song on top of the chart.


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