On This Day: Alabama Releases #1 Single ‘She and I’ in 1985

by Katie Maloney

Thirty-five years ago today, Alabama released a single from their Greatest Hits album, “She and I.”

So many love songs are about heartbreak or gut-wrenching unrequited feelings. Sometimes, it’s nice to hear an upbeat love song about a couple who simply enjoy their marital life. Alabama’s “She and I,” is that song. The song features a man singing about how happy he and his wife are together. Lyrics include, “Oh ain’t it great. Ain’t it fine. To have a love for someone that others can’t find. Ain’t it wonderful to know all we ever need is just the two of us. She and I.”

Shortly after it’s release in 1985, the song became Alabama’s 19th consecutive number one song on the charts. “She and I” spent 21 weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart and peaked in the number one spot. Additionally, the song was one of two new tracks on Alabama’s Greatest Hits album. The album went over five times platinum, making the band one of the most successful country acts of the 80s. 

Alabama Is Offering A Free Virtual Concert For Fans

It’s clear that the band was raised as good country boys because, despite their fame, Alabama is still finding ways to give back. For fifteen years, starting in 1982, the band sponsored the June Jam in their hometown, Fort Payne, Alabama. It was a music festival that raised millions of dollars for local charities. The festival featured country music greats including Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, and Brooks & Dunn. Sadly, the festival ended in 1997. However, the band is still finding ways to connect with fans. Most recently, Alabama is participating in a free virtual concert with Camping World. The show is a 10-week National Tour with a free virtual concert that fans can stream through either the Camping World Facebook page or Alabama’s Facebook page. There’s even a special New Year’s Eve show fans can tune into at 9 pm EST on December 31st.