“I’m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore“
Written by Skip Ewing and Donny Kees
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
June 7, 1996
Bryan White previews his second studio album with a mopey divorce ballad.
The Road to No. 1
Bryan White’s career featured five No. 1 singles within a short period of time, including four consecutive trips to the top. After two No. 1 singles from his eponymous debut album, he led off Between Now and Forever with another pair of chart-toppers.
The No. 1
Bryan White was simply too young to pull this song off.
“I’m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore” is a divorce ballad sung from the perspective of a man who is having trouble moving on from what was supposed to be his happy ever after.
White didn’t have the gravitas necessary to make this mopey lyric work. He sounds like a tween who has been forced to part ways with his security blanket, rather than a man dealing with the aftermath of a marriage breakup.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he nails this song now when he performs it live, much like LeAnn Rimes does now with the material from her early days.
The Road From No. 1
After three No. 1 singles that each topped only one chart, White finally gets a Number One hit that tops both listings, and it’s far more age appropriate.
“I’m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore” gets a C.
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