The Story Behind The Song: “I’ve Already Loved You In My Mind”

Conway Twitty
Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty’s 25th number one country single was also his ninth in a row, a string that began three years earlier with “I See The Want To In Your Eyes” on October 19, 1974. “I’ve Already Loved You In My Mind” peered into the realm of fantasy and the song allowed fantasy to become reality.

Twitty considered this a personal favorite of all the songs he wrote. He believed it to be truthful and honest. Although a topic that some interpreted as “controversial,” in Conway’s opinion, all men had thoughts like that cross their minds whenever they would see a pretty woman walk by. He felt that the song’s message was not offensive to women at all, insisting that if it had been, he wouldn’t have put the record on the market.

When “I’ve Already Loved You In My Mind” reached number one on Billboard’s country singles chart on September 24, 1977, it represented the final chart-topping hit that Owen Bradley produced for Conway. Bradley was behind the glass for each of Twitty’s next four singles, but all of them failed to reach number one.

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