“My Strongest Weakness”
Written by Naomi Judd and Mike Reid
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
February 19, 1993
Wynonna’s fourth consecutive No. 1 single is a devastating ballad.
The Road to No. 1
Wynonna’s first three solo singles topped both surveys. The fourth went top five on Billboard and topped the Radio & Records list, giving her four total No. 1 singles from her debut album.
The No. 1
Co-written by Wynonna’s mother and former duet partner, “My Strongest Weakness” is an absolutely devastating ballad.
“Now he’s gone and life goes on, so if this pain will ever end,” she wails, then wonders, “Will I be afraid to risk it all and ever fall in love again?”
Wynonna sings the fire out of it, delivering one of her finest vocal performances. At her peak, nobody could touch her on a ballad like this.
It’s easy to understand how Wynonna sold five million copies, given the caliber of the material and the peerless vocal talent of the singer delivering it.
The Road From No. 1
Two top five hits followed “My Strongest Weakness”: “A Bad Goodbye,” which was a duet with Clint Black, and “Tell Me Why,” the title track of Wynonna’s second solo album. She returned to No. 1 with the second single from that sophomore effort, and we’ll cover it later in 1993.
“My Strongest Weakness” gets an A.
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