On this date back in 1999, he released the electric heater that is “Something Like That.”
Written by Rick Ferrell and Keith Follesé, it was released in June of 1999 as the second single from Tim’s A Place in the Sun album.
It peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs, and even became a minor crossover hit that year, when it peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
And according to Nielsen, the company that tracks radio, television and internet airplay of songs, it was the top-played radio single out of every single musical genre in the 2000’s. From January 1st, 2000, to December 17th, 2009, the tune garnered 487,343 spins.
From the nostalgia of reminiscing on a long lost first love, to the upbeat summer feel and breezy delivery of Mr. McGraw, it’s one of the best 90’s country (and apparently, 2000’s) songs of all time, in my very humble opinion.
I mean, is there a person on the planet who doesn’t love this song?