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'This Kiss': The Story Behind Faith Hill's Romantic Hit

Faith Hill at the 1999 Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA on February 24, 1999 Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect

"This Kiss" became Hill's signature song and is still played today on country and pop playlists. The song was written by songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner and Annie Roboff and was produced by Hill and Byron Gallimore. The song was released on February 23, 1998 and the first single from her third studio album, Faith.

The single became an instant crossover hit, reaching No. 1 on the American and Canadian country charts, while also reaching the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It charted in over nine countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia.

"This Kiss" was nominated for two Grammy's for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song. It lost both categories to "You're Still the One" by country pop star Shania Twain.

The song's Official Music Video won Hill a CMA for Video of the Year in 1998.

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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, now starring on Yellowstone: 1883, are a power couple that have ruled the pop and country music airways for over two decades. The two fell for each other when she was opening for him on tour, and they were married in October of 1996. They have three beautiful daughters, a beautiful house in Nashville, and over 40 No. 1 hits between the two of them.

'This Kiss' Lyrics:

I don't want another heartbreak
I don't need another turn to cry, no
I don't want to learn the hard way
Baby, hello, oh, no, goodbye
But you got me like a rocket
Shooting straight across the sky

It's the way you love me
It's a feeling like this
It's centrifugal motion
It's perpetual bliss
It's that pivotal moment
It's, ah, impossible
This kiss, this kiss (unstoppable)
This kiss, this kiss

Cinderella said to Snow White
How does love get so off course, oh
All I wanted was a white knight
With a good heart, soft touch, fast horse
Ride me off into the sunset
Baby, I'm forever yours

It's the way you love me
It's a feeling like this
It's centrifugal motion
It's perpetual bliss
It's that pivotal moment
It's, ah, unthinkable
This kiss, this kiss (unsinkable)
This kiss, this kiss

You can kiss me in the moonlight
On the rooftop under the sky, or
You can kiss me with the windows open
While the rain comes pouring inside
Kiss me in sweet slow motion
Let's let everything slide
You got me floating, you got me flying

It's the way you love me
It's a feeling like this
It's centrifugal motion
It's perpetual bliss
It's that pivotal moment
It's, ah, subliminal
This kiss, this kiss (it's criminal)
This kiss, this kiss

It's the way you love me baby
It's the way you love me darling, yeah

 

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