Written by Gary Burr and Tom Shapiro
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
November 6, 1992
Lorrie Morgan returns to the top with a crisply delivered warning.
The Road to No. 1
After topping the charts with “Five Minutes,” Lorrie Morgan kept the hits coming. “He Talks to Me” went top five, closing out the Leave the Light On project.
Her next album, Something in Red, produced her signature song with the title track, powering her to platinum sales. The set also included the top ten hits “We Both Walk,” “A Picture of Me (Without You),” and “Except For Monday.”
Her third album, Watch Me, was led off by its title track, which became her second No. 1 hit.
The No. 1
Given that Lorrie Morgan was the nineties heir apparent to Tammy Wynette, it’s interesting that all four of her No. 1 hits are confident uptempo numbers, usually of the kiss-off variety.
“Watch Me” is powered by finger snaps and vocal sass, with Morgan warning that she’s on her way out the door, and this time, he’s not even getting five minutes to figure it out.
It’s not as compelling as her great ballads, like “I Guess You Had to Be There” and “Something in Red,” but it’s still a fun listen, all of these years later.
But really, check out those ballads. This is good, but those are great.
The Road From No. 1
She’ll be right back on top with her next single, which spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. We’ll get to it in early 1993.
“Watch Me” gets a B+.
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