“I’d Love You All Over Again”
Written by Alan Jackson
#1 (2 weeks)
March 9 – March 16, 1991
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
March 1, 1991
Alan Jackson finally tops both singles charts with his first wedding anniversary classic.
The Road to No. 1
Alan Jackson’s three previous singles from Here in the Real World all topped the Radio & Records chart, but a Billboard No. 1 had remained elusive. With the fifth and final single from his Arista debut album, he finally got one.
The No. 1
That’s right. As I said in the introductory line, this is Alan’s first wedding anniversary classic.
“I’d Love You All Over Again” was written as an anniversary gift to his wife, Denise, to commemorate ten years together. It’s one of his strongest early singles, and I write that fully aware of the fact that three of his four No. 1’s have gotten top marks from me in this feature. There’s a reason he went into the Hall of Fame so fast.
“Has it been ten years since we said ‘I do’? I’ve always heard marriage made one seem like two.”
That incredibly strong opening continues to pay off thematically, as he revisits the same concept in the second verse: “Now the days seem much shorter, the longer we love. And the memories just keep adding up.”
Heartfelt. Sincere. And not a drop of sap.
And it isn’t even his best anniversary song.
The Road From No. 1
Jackson’s next five singles will be from his second album for Arista, and they’ll all top at least one singles chart.
“I’d Love You All Over Again” gets an A.