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Today's song was first released by country music singer John Michael Montgomery in 1995. It reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart.
Several of Montgomery's singles crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100, even without the help of today’s R&B group. His highest peak there was "Letters from Home" in 2004. (CLIP)
This wasn’t the first time this group had taken a John Michael Montgomery song over to the pop charts. You might recall when we told you the story behind their song, “I Swear” (CLIP) which was also first released by John Michael Montgomery a year before today’s song.
His version topped the Country chart for four weeks in February 1994. But today’s band turned it into an R&B song with a group vocal, taking it to the top of the Hot 100 in May 1994, where it stayed for a staggering 11 weeks!
This band obviously hoped lightning would strike twice with a little John Michael Montgomery magic on today’s song. Two months after Montgomery's version of today’s song hit Number One, today’s group released their version, and it reached number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Coming up, we’ll tell you how today’s group did on the charts when they WEREN'T covering a John Michael Montgomery song
Today’s group, to date, have released a total of seven albums and sold over 69 million records worldwide, won a bevy of awards including a Grammy, an American Music Award among others. So they did really well for five guys from the Mojave desert!
But they are still best known for covering John Michael Montgomery songs as their subsequent singles never really caught on as well as “I Swear” and today’s song, which is the band’s last Top 40 entry to date.
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