Written by Clint Black, Dick Gay, and Hayden Nicholas
#1 (2 weeks)
May 19 – May 26, 1990
Radio & Records
#1 (2 weeks)
May 4 – May 11, 1990
Killin’ Time keep killin’ it on the charts.
The Road to No. 1
“Walkin’ Away” was preceded by three No. 1 singles, including 1990’s “Nobody’s Home,” making Clint Black the first artist to score two No. 1 singles in the nineties.
The No. 1
Clint Black really was scarily good right out of the gate.
“Walkin’ Away” has the clever wordplay that Black made his signature, but it’s amazing in retrospect how much better that skill applied to heartbreak songs than it did to his odes to a perfect marriage.
“One right can still make two wrong.”
“My finest hour spent there with you in the dark was just before I saw the light.”
Black had a way of communicating old sentiments in a brand new way, and he did it better than anyone else did in his early years.
It’s a great record, too. The fiddle work is fantastic, as his his Haggardhttps://www.countryuniverse.net/2021/06/13/every-1-country-single-of-the-nineties-ricky-van-shelton-ive-cried-my-last-tear-for-you/ delivery.
Killin’ Time really is flawless from start to finish.
The Road From No. 1
Clint Black became the first artist to have four No. 1 singles from a debut country album, and while the fifth single didn’t make it to the top on Billboard, it did on Radio & Records, so we’ll be seeing him again this year.
“Walkin’ Away” gets an A.