Looking Back at When Faith Hill Landed at No. 1 with “It Matters to Me”

On January 13, 1996, country’s most promising newcomer — Faith Hill — landed at the top of the country charts with “It Matters to Me.” It was her third trip to the top spot, but her first time with a ballad.

The song, penned by Ed Hill and Mark Sanders, is one of the saddest country songs. All about a couple growing apart and falling out of love, and even worse, how it only matters to one of them. It’s a heartbreaking tale that is sadly a timeless one. But not one that Hill and her husband Tim McGraw can relate to. They were married later that year, on Oct. 6 1996, and have been living happily ever after ever since.

“It Matters to Me” was released in November 1995 as the title track from Hill’s second album.

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Full lyrics for “It Matters to Me”:

Baby, tell me where’d you ever learn
To fight without saying a word
Then waltz back into my life
Like it’s all gonna be alright
Don’t you know how much it hurts?

When we don’t talk, when we don’t touch
When it doesn’t feel like we’re even in love
It matters to me
When I don’t know what to say, don’t know what to do
Don’t know if it really even matters to you
How can I make you see?
It matters to me

Maybe I still don’t understand
The distance between a woman and a man
So tell me how far it is
And how you can love like this
’Cause I’m not sure I can

When we don’t talk, when we don’t touch
When it doesn’t feel like we’re even in love
It matters to me
When I don’t know what to say, don’t know what to do
Don’t know if it really even matters to you
How can I make you see?
It matters to me

Oh, when I don’t know what to say, don’t know what to do
Don’t know if it really even matters to you
How can I make you see?
Oh, it matters to me
Oh, it matters to me
It matters to me

Alison makes her living loving country music. She’s based in Chicago, but she’s always leaving her heart in Nashville.

@alisonbonaguro

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