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That's Why I Fell in Love with You

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Released  May 13, 1989
Genre  Country
Label  RCA Records
Format  7"
Length  2:46
B-side  "She's an Old Cadillac"

"That's Why I Fell in Love with You" is a song co-written and recorded American country music singer Eddie Rabbitt. was released in May 1989 as the fourth and final single from Rabbitt's eleventh studio album I Wanna Dance with You. The song was written by Rabbitt, Even Stevens and Billy Joe Walker, Jr.

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Background

Since Rabbitt's rise to fame in 1974, "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" was the singer's lowest charting single on both the American Billboard Hot Country Songs as well as the Canadian RPM Country Singles Chart. The song peaked at #66 on the American Billboard Hot Country Songs in late May 1989. In Canada, the song peaked at #65 on the RPM Country Singles Chart at the end of May 1989. It debuted at #99 in early May 1989 and lasted in the top 100 for a total of approximately four weeks.

The song was written by the American songwriter Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Even Stevens and Rabbitt. Both Walker and Stevens had worked with Rabbitt before, mainly collaborating on songwriting. The song was produced by Richard Landis and arranged by Charlie Calello. Landis also produced Rabbitt's 1986 album Rabbitt Trax and the two following albums, Jersey Boy (1990) and Ten Rounds (1991).

"That's Why I Fell in Love With You" was later covered by the Dutch singer Piet Veerman for his 1993 album A Winter's Tale. In 1994, the song was used as the B-side to Veerman's single "Recuerda", issued via Columbia Holland.

Release

The single was released in America and Canada only, by RCA Records on 7" vinyl. The single featured the I Wanna Dance with You album track "She's an Old Cadillac" as the B-Side, which was written solely by Rabbitt.

As well as the main 7" vinyl release, a promotional 7" vinyl single was also released, with "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" on both sides. Neither 7" vinyl release had artwork.

Following the song's original release as a single and on the I Wanna Dance with You album, the song appeared on three Rabbitt's compilations: the 1989 compilation album The Great Hits of Eddie Rabbitt, the 1995 compilation Branson Sound and the 2003 compilation All American Country.

Promotion

No music video was created for the single, and no television performances were filmed or broadcast.

Track listing

7" single
  1. "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" - 2:46
  2. "She's an Old Cadillac" - 3:24
7" single (promo)
  1. "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" - 2:46
  2. "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" - 2:46

Critical reception

In the May 12, 1988, issue of the Ocala Star-Banner, a daily newspaper for Ocala, Florida, an article on Rabbitt spoke of the I Wanna Dance with You album and the song, stating "More country pop comes with "That's Why I Fell in Love with You," a man's tender tribute to the woman he loves." The B-side "She's an Old Cadillac" was also mentioned, as an "uptempo, ultra-modern country about the joyful connection of a good girlfriend and a glamorous car".

In the May 22, 1988, issue of the Chicago Tribune, a review of the I Wanna Dance with You album mentioned the song and the single B-side, stating "Beginning with the sizzling "She's an Old Cadillac," side one winds on through the also-hot "The Wanderer" and the mid-tempo "We Must Be Doin' Something Right". Then it slows for the beautiful "That's Why I Fell in Love With You," which is certain to re-endear Rabbitt to his female partisans."

Personnel

  • Eddie Rabbitt - vocals
  • Richard Landis - producer
  • Charlie Calello - arranger
  • References

    That's Why I Fell in Love with You Wikipedia


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