“Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”
Written by Vince Gill and Pete Wasner
#1 (3 weeks)
December 26, 1992 – January 9, 1993
Vince Gill’s longest-running No. 1 spills over to 1993.
The Road to No. 1
Every single from I Still Believe in You will top at least one singles chart. After the title track topped both, the second single became one of those rare releases that went No. 1 in Billboard but not Radio & Records.
The No. 1
This is probably my favorite uptempo Vince Gill single.
It serves as a nice complement to the heartfelt plea of “I Still Believe in You,” with the same commitment to keeping a struggling love going. This time, it’s a fight that’s been going on too long, an someone has to give.
“We’ve got a love people dream about,” he reminds his partner, all against the backdrop of some top notch guitar work that emphasizes the emotions that he’s expressing with the lyrics.
1992 ends on a high note here, and it is in stiff competition with 1991 for the best collection of No. 1 hits over the entire decade.
The Road From No. 1
Three more No. 1 hits to go from this album, as well as a chart-topping duet with the redhead who cameos in the video for this song.
“Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away” gets an A.