Alabama performs “The Closer You Get” Official Video Music.

The song it reached number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and remained in the charts a total of 20 weeks. It also reached number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts.

YouTube Alabama Band Channel
YouTube Alabama Band Channel

The Closer You Get:

Lp cover Alabama ( RCA 1983 )
Lp cover Alabama ( RCA 1983 )

The Closer You Get, song written in 1980 by J.P. Pennington and Mark Gray, members of Exile. The song was recorded by the country rock band Alabama, for the RCA label, was recorded on October 26, 1982, in Nashville, Tennessee. With the production of Harold Shedd and Alabama, the single was released on April 29, 1983, on July 16, 1983, it reached number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and remained in the charts a total of 20 weeks On July 30, 1983, it also reached number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. He also got the number # 1 on the pop charts of Canada. He was the tenth number one in the Alabama career.

The song was included in the seventh studio album of the band, The Closer You Get … (RCA 1983), the album was released in March 1983, on April 16, 1983, it reached number # 1 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, for 21 consecutive weeks, and a total of 206 weeks remained on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Top Albums charts, I reached number # 17. The album was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Before the Alabama recording, it was recorded by Exile, Don King and Rita Coolidge.



Red Single Alabama ( RCA 1983
Red Single Alabama ( RCA 1983

Versions:

Exile 1980 (Curb Records)
Rita Coolidge 1981 (A & M Records)
Don King 1981 (Epic)
Lucero 2013 (New West Records)
Shelly Jones Band 2014 (WJO)




Alabama – The Closer You Get Lyrics

The closer you get, the further I fall
I’ll be over the edge now in no time at all.
I’m fallin’ faster and faster and faster with no time to stall
The closer you get, the further I fall.

The things that you say to me
The look on your face
Brings out the man in me
Do I see a trace in your eyes of love

The closer you get, (oh baby) the further I fall
I’ll be over the edge now in no time at all.
I’m fallin’ faster and faster and faster with no time to stall
The closer you get, (em hmm) the further I fall

Could I be dreamin’
Is this really real
‘Cause there’s something magic
The way that I feel in your arms tonight.

The closer you get, (oh yeah) the further I fall
I’ll be over the edge now in no time at all.
I’m fallin’ faster and faster and faster with no time to stall
The closer you get, (em hmm) the further I fall.

Keep fallin’, oh, yeah, yeah, keep fallin’,
Mm, fallin’, oh, yeah, yeah, I’m fallin’.

Yes, I’m fallin’ (Yes, I’m fallin’ Yes, I’m fallin’)
Yes, I’m fallin’ (Yes, I’m fallin’ Yes, I’m fallin’)
Yes, we’re fallin’ (Yes, we’re fallin’ Yes, we’re fallin’).

The closer you get, (oh yeah) the further I fall (um hmm)
I’ll be over the edge now in no time at all
I’m fallin’ faster and faster and faster with no time to stall
(Um hm) The closer you get, (em hmm) the further I fall.

The closer you get, the further I fall
I’ll be over the edge now in no time at all.
I’m fallin’ faster and faster and faster with no time to stall
The closer you get, the further I fall.

Single Alabama (RCA 1983 )
Single Alabama (RCA 1983 )

Miquel Batlle
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