On This Day: Alan Jackson Earns First No. 1 Hit Song in 1991

by Clayton Edwards

What song comes to mind when you think of Alan Jackson? There are no wrong answers. His catalog is so vast and full of memorable tracks that 100 different people could have 100 different answers and they would all make perfect sense.

Personally, “Midnight in Montgomery,” instantly comes to my mind when I think of Alan Jackson. It has been my favorite song of his since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. If you said “I’d Love You All Over Again,” your pick is a little more historically significant. That was his first chart-topping single.

Alan Jackson released “I’d Love You All Over Again,” in January of 1991 as the final single from his debut album. On this day that year, the song hit the top of the Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.

The Story Behind Alan Jackson’s First Number-One Single

“I’d Love You All Over Again.” is a beautiful song. It’s all about the long-lasting love of a married couple. The track sees Alan Jackson looking back over the past ten years with his wife. He talks about how she is even more beautiful to him after a decade of marriage than when they first met. Then, in the chorus, he says that he would do it all over again.

This isn’t just some sappy love song that Alan Jackson picked up from a publishing company. He penned the words to the song for his wife Denise for their tenth anniversary, according to Songfacts. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were high school sweethearts. They married in December of 1979.

The fact that Alan Jackson wrote the song for his wife makes the fact that it was his first number-one single even better. Imagine how they must have felt, seeing fans all over the country falling in love with this touching and heartfelt song. That really warms the heart.

It is evident that Alan Jackson meant every word of “I’d Love You All Over Again.” He and Denise celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary last December.

After this song topped the chart, Alan Jackson had a string of hits. He went on to cut some of the biggest country songs of the nineties.

Did you know that you can hear a piece of “I’d Love You All Over Again,” in the video for “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow?” As Alan Jackson walks into the bar, you can hear the final chorus of this song. Check it out.