is a song made famous by country music
singer Ronnie Milsap
. Originally released in 1982
, the song extended his early 1980s success as both a country and crossover
artist when it reached its peak popularity in early 1983.
About the song
Milsap's 21st No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles
chart, it was the first chart-topper as a songwriter for former Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Mike Reid
. Throughout the 1980s, Milsap recorded several Reid-penned songs which would become No. 1 hits. by Ronnie Milsap
Brennan, Sandra, Mike Reid
Although it never charted on the Billboard Hot 100
, the song did enjoy minor success on adult contemporary radio stations, peaking at No. 27 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Singles
to the "Inside" single was "Carolina Dreams." Written by Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan (the songwriting duo who had written several past hits for Milsap, and many of Barbara Mandrell
's hits), the song never charted on the Hot Country Singles chart as its own single, but remained a B-side "tag-along" throughout the chart run for "Inside."
"Inside"/"Carolina Dreams" was one of several Milsap singles that charted with both A- and B-sides listed.
References and sources
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs:......