“I Don’t Even Know Your Name“
Written by Alan Jackson, Ron Jackson, and Andy Lofton
#1 (1 week)
August 5, 1995
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
July 28, 1995
A novelty record kicks off a new string of number one singles for Alan Jackson.
The Road to No. 1
After four consecutive No. 1 singles, Alan Jackson went top ten with his beautiful cover of Rodney Crowell’s “Song For the Life.” He returned to the top with the final single from Who I Am, which is the first in a new string of five consecutive No. 1 singles for the Hall of Famer.
The No. 1
As novelty records go, this one is pretty amusing.
Alan Jackson’s “never been too good at all those sexual games.” So he drinks himself into a stupor while trying to muster up the confidence to talk to a waitress. Not his waitress, mind you. His waitress is missing her front tooth.
Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for us, he comes out of that drunken stupor when he hears wedding bells. That waitress missing her front tooth? She’s his new wife.
It’s a memorable enough storyline that Carrie Underwood lifted it wholesale for “Last Name,” which also went No. 1 and earned her a Grammy.
The Road From No. 1
Alan Jackson released an Immaculate Collection-level hits set next – 17 classics, three new singles, and it still left off some hits. Beginning in the fall of 1995, we’ll cover all three of the new releases from The Greatest Hits Collection, then move right into the lead single from his next studio album.
“I Don’t Even Know Your Name” gets a B.
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