Change My Mind (The Oak Ridge Boys song)

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"Change My Mind"
John Berry - Change My Mind single.jpg
Single by John Berry
from the album Faces
B-side "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye"
Released July 15, 1996
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:16
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s) Jason Blume, A. J. Masters
Producer(s) Chuck Howard
John Berry singles chronology
"Every Time My Heart Calls Your Name"
(1996)
"Change My Mind"
(1996)
"She's Taken a Shine"
(1996)
"Every Time My Heart Calls Your Name"
(1996)
"Change My Mind"
(1996)
"She's Taken a Shine"
(1996)

"Change My Mind" is a song written by Jason Blume and A. J. Masters, and recorded by American country music artist John Berry. It was released in July 1996 as the first single from the album Faces. The song reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

"Change My Mind" was originally recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys, whose version peaked at number 70 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1991. Their version, with "Our Love Is Here to Stay" on the B-side, appears on their 1991 album Unstoppable for RCA Records. It was produced by Richard Landis.

Content

The narrator is looking to his lover to help save their relationship. He wants her to change his mind about the problems they are experiencing in their relationship.

Critical reception (John Berry)

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that "power and passion" are "abundant" in the song. He goes on to say that Barry seems to be "exploring more of the nuances in his powerful voice on this fine outing."[2]

Music video (John Berry)

The music video was directed by Jon Small and premiered in July 1996.

Chart performance

The Oak Ridge Boys

Chart (1991) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 70

John Berry

"Change My Mind" debuted at number 65 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 27, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 30
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[5] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 10

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 45. 
  2. ^ Billboard, July 20, 1996
  3. ^ "The Oak Ridge Boys Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9886." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 2, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "John Berry Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "John Berry Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

External links

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