“When Love Finds You”
Written by Vince Gill and Michael Omartian
Radio & Records
#1 (2 weeks)
December 2- December 9, 1994
Vince Gill concludes his remarkable streak of ten straight No. 1 hits.
The Road to No. 1
Vince Gill won two Entertainer of the Year awards while topping the chart with every single release dating back to 1992’s “Take Your Memory With You.” His tenth straight No. 1 hit was the third single and title track from his third MCA album, When Love Finds You.
The No. 1
Vince always flirted with that keyboard-heavy Adult Contemporary sound utilized by artists like Peter Cetera and Richard Marx. On “When Love Finds You,” he goes all in.
It’s a slight song with every vague sentiment about the power of love included. Seriously, this is two No. 1 singles in a row that talk about how love can move mountains.
Even Gill’s normally stellar guitar playing feels out of place here. It’s a power ballad without any power.
The Road From No. 1
Gill followed this with the stunning country ballad, “Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn),” which went top five. He returned to the top with the fifth single from When Love Finds You, which we will cover in 1995.
“When Love Finds You” gets a C.
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