It took seven years before Reba McEntire finally had another No. 1 on the Billboard chart. “Somebody” was McEntire’s third to the last No. 1 song on the chart. Before “Somebody” was able to bring back McEntire on the chart, the last song she recorded was in 1998 with Brooks and Dunn, “If You See Him/If You See Her.” Her collaboration with them helped her earn her twenty-first No. 1 song on the chart.
“Somebody” Chart Performance by Reba McEntire
“Somebody,” McEntire’s 22nd No.1 song on the chart was part of her studio album Room to Breathe. Her song placed No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart and No. 35 in the Billboard Hot 100. Reba was not the first artist to record the song. It was first recorded by Mark Wills in 2001 for his album Loving Every Minute. In addition, Dave Berg, Annie Tate, and Sam Tate wrote the song for Wills.
Room to Breathe Album
The album Room to Breathe by Reba McEntire also entered the Billboard chart. Moreover, four singles from the album secured a spot on the chart. It reached No. 25 on the Billboard 200 chart. The four singles that secured a position on the chart from Reba’s album were “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain,” “Somebody,” “He Gets That from Me,” and “My Sister.”
The Song’s Story
People loved Reba’s cover of the song “Somebody” because of the twist of the song. “Somebody” is a love song about a man who is starting to give up on his love life. The narrator wants to find the love of his life. Therefore, he keeps searching in places just as the waitress told him.
“But keep on looking because maybe who you’re looking for is
Somebody in the next car
Somebody on the morning train
Somebody in the coffee shop that you walk right by everyday
Somebody that you look at but never really see
Somewhere out there is somebody.”
Here is the twist of the song, after searching for the perfect girl he falls into the waitress arms all along.
“And he wonders why he searched so long
When she was always there at that diner waitin’ on”
Reba McEntire, somebody