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"Walk on Faith"
Single by Mike Reid
from the album Turning for Home
Released late 1990
Format CD single, cassette single
Genre Country
Length 3:11
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin
Producer Steve Buckingham
Mike Reid singles chronology
"Old Folks"
(1988)
"Walk on Faith"
(1991)
"Till You Were Gone"
(1991)

"Walk on Faith" is the title of a country music song co-written and recorded by former American football player Mike Reid. His first solo single release, it was also the first single from his Columbia Records album Turning for Home. The song became his only Number One country hit in February 1991.

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Content

"Walk on Faith" is an up-tempo in the key of E Major. In it, the male narrator assures his lover to have faith in their relationship:

Walk on faith, trust in love
Just keep on puttin' one foot down in front of the other
When the valley's so wide
We stumble in stride
And everything inside wants to give up
Walk on faith, trust in love

Music video

The music video was directed by Deaton-Flanigen.

Critical reception

Thom Owens of Allmusic cited "Walk on Faith" as a standout track on Reid's album, calling it a "surging hit [single]" and one of the "best moments" on the album.[1] Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly also described the song favorably, saying, "His upbeat songs ('Walk on Faith') work as both thoughtful and intimate vignettes and as snappy radio rotation."[2]

Chart performance

Formerly a linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, Reid turned his focus to songwriting in the 1980s, writing hits for Ronnie Milsap[3] and charting as a guest vocalist on Milsap's "Old Folks", a #2 single in 1988.

"Walk on Faith" was Reid's first solo single, released in 1990 on Columbia Records. It spent twenty weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. It debuted at #64 on the chart dated for November 24, 1990 and peaked at #1 on the chart dated for February 23, 1991. The song was also his only Number One on the RPM Country Tracks charts in Canada.

Chart (1990-1991) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Brother Jukebox" by Mark Chesnutt
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks number-one single
February 23-March 2, 1991
Succeeded by
"I'd Love You All Over Again" by Alan Jackson
Preceded by
"Til I Am Myself Again" by Blue Rodeo
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
March 9-March 16, 1991
Succeeded by
"If You Want Me To" by Joe Diffie

References

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "Turning for Home review". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gjftxqw5ldde. Retrieved 2009-06-08.  
  2. ^ Nash, Alanna. "Turning for Home review". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,313434,00.html. Retrieved 2009-06-08.  
  3. ^ "Faces to watch in music". Entertainment Weekly. 1991-04-05. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,313856,00.html. Retrieved 2009-06-08.  
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