|"You Walked In"|
|Single by Lonestar|
|from the album Crazy Nights|
|B-side||"Keys to My Heart"|
|Released||August 26, 1997|
|Lonestar singles chronology|
"You Walked In" is a song performed by American country music group Lonestar. It was written by Canadian pop-rock star Bryan Adams and producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange. The song was released in August 1997 as second single from Lonestar's second album Crazy Nights (1997).
The main protagonist in the song tells about how he tried to find true love with famous supermodels, singers and others through a variety of sources, such as magazines and pay-per-view events, but only found true love after meeting with the song's main female character, the one alluded to with the song's title line ("You walked in, with legs up to your neck ... "). Upon meeting this woman, the man's emotions are aroused, figuratively speaking about how his jaw "hits the ground" and "jumps out of his skin," and wanting more as he becomes excited by her smile and her walking style.
Single and album edits
The single edit — which was released to radio for airplay — truncates the bridge just before the final three lines of the second verse ("I couldn't think of nothin' better to do ... ") are repeated, leading into the finale. There is also an earlier fade out during the second repeat of the refrain; the refrain is heard almost in its entirety in the album edit, but the fade competes only about a fourth of the way through with the single edit. The single edit is also mixed slightly differently, with more pronounced backing vocals from the band.
The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann. It shows Lonestar performing the song at a studio with women playing around with Lonestar. This was also the band's last video to have Michael Britt with a cowboy hat and long hair as well as to feature John Rich before he departed for a solo career.
"You Walked In" debuted at number 70 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 30, 1997.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||4|
|US Billboard Hot 100||93|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||12|
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