“Love Me Over Again”
Written by Don Williams
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
February 1, 1980
#1 (1 week)
February 16, 1980
Don Williams is one of just a handful of artists to earn No. 1 singles in the seventies, eighties, and nineties. That success can be credited to his consistency in writing and selecting strong material and having it tastefully produced, primarily by Garth Fundis.
“Love Me Over Again” is his least memorable chart-topper of 1980, but it’s still the best No. 1 single we’ve seen so far from any artist. I’m learning quickly that in this era of country music, it’s hard to get the guys out of the bedroom. But at least on “Love Me Over Again,” we’re dealing with real people turning to each other for comfort as a respite from life’s challenges:
Williams is a sneakily good singer. He’s one of those vocalists that makes it look effortless, as if he’s singing out of the corner of his mouth while tending to other chores. It’s easy to miss the nuance of his technique. He doesn’t get in the way of the lyrics with his phrasing choices, and the gentle production underscores the intimacy that he’s so grateful for.
It’s an excellent effort from a genre heavyweight who should not be forgotten.
“Love Me Over Again” gets a B+.