Swingin' Doors

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"Swingin' Doors"
Single by Martina McBride
from the album Wild Angels
B-side "Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town"
Released August 27, 1996
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:27
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Bobby Boyd, Chapin Hartford, Jim Foster
Producer(s) Martina McBride, Paul Worley, Ed Seay
Martina McBride singles chronology
"Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town"
(1996)
"Swingin' Doors"
(1996)
"Cry on the Shoulder of the Road"
(1997)

"Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town"
(1996)
"Swingin' Doors"
(1996)
"Cry on the Shoulder of the Road"
(1997)

"Swingin' Doors" is a song written by Bobby Boyd, Chapin Hartford, and Jim Foster. It was recorded by American country music group Molly & the Heymakers under the title "Swinging Doors" for their 1992 self-titled album. Their version, produced by Gregg Brown, was released as a single but did not chart.

It was later recorded by American country music artist Martina McBride, whose version was released in August 1996 as the fourth single from her album Wild Angels. The song reached No. 38 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Content[edit]

The song is about a woman who tells off a "wayward man" who does not remain faithful to her that "you must think my heart has swingin' doors."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard reviewed the Molly & the Heymakers version with favor, saying that "this alternative country record was worth the wait. Catchy, catchy hook."[3]

A review from the same magazine of the McBride version was positive, stating that "McBride's evocative voice fills the chorus with passion and conviction."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 38
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs: 1944-2012, Eighth edition. Record Research. p. 60. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews". Billboard: 116. August 31, 1996. 
  3. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. August 29, 1992. 
  4. ^ "Martina McBride Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.