“How Forever Feels”
Written by Wendell Mobley and Tony Mullins
#1 (6 weeks)
March 27 – May 1, 1999
Radio & Records
#1 (3 weeks)
March 19 – April 3, 1999
Kenny Chesney matches the longest No. 1 run of the decade so far.
The Road to No. 1
After “That’s Why I’m Here” went to No. 1, the title track from I Will Stand went top thirty. Chesney led off his next album, Everywhere We Go, with two consecutive No. 1 hits.
The No. 1
“How Forever Feels” is another prototypical Kenny Chesney record, as he starts to hint at the island-flavored style that would define his most popular work in the coming years.
It’s all in good fun, with some humorous references to Jimmy Buffett and Richard Petty, all culminating in a wedding proposal that he is anxiously anticipating:
Saved two months, bought a little diamondTonight’s the night, feels like perfect timin’ Down on one knee on momma’s front steps Man, I’m gonna die if she really says “yes” I wanna know how forever feels
There’s a youthful exuberance here that is highly contagious, making this one of his most entertaining records yet.
The Road From No. 1
Chesney has one more No. 1 hit from Everywhere We Go on deck. We’ll cover it later in 1999.
“How Forever Feels” gets a B+.
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