16 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Hits No. 1 With ‘Something Like That’
On Sept. 25, 1999, Tim McGraw scored his 10th No. 1 hit with “Something Like That.” The tune was the second single from his multi-platinum-selling album A Place in the Sun.
Written by Rick Ferrell and Keith Follese, the song tells the story of a summer romance: “She had a suntan line and red lipstick / I worked so hard for that first kiss / A heart don’t forget something like that.”
“Something Like That” clearly resonated with country music fans: It was the most-played song of any genre for the first decade of the new millennium, from 2000 to 2009. McGraw also included the song on his Number One Hits album in 2010.
The Louisiana native’s chart-topping streak didn’t end with “Something Like That,” though. He has gone on to earn many No. 1 hits since then, including 2013’s “Highway Don’t Care,” which includes guest appearances by Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
“Radio continues to be supportive and excited about the music we’re giving them, and I’m so thankful for my friends there and for all the fans who have really taken this thing to the next level,” McGraw says. “It just keeps getting bigger and bigger in our show every night.”
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