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"Watching Airplanes" is a song written by Jim Beavers and Jonathan Singleton, and recorded by American country music singer Gary Allan. It was released in July 2007 as the first single from Allan's 2007 album Living Hard and as the twelfth of his career. The song became Allan's tenth Top 10 on the US Billboard country charts after reaching number 2 in early 2008. "Watching Airplanes" was nominated for the 'Single Record of the Year' at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 18, 2008.

"Watching Airplanes"
Watching airplanes single-gary allan.jpg
Single by Gary Allan
from the album Living Hard
ReleasedJuly 23, 2007 (2007-07-23)
FormatCD Single
LabelMCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)Jim Beavers, Jonathan Singleton
Producer(s)Mark Wright, Gary Allan
Gary Allan singles chronology
"A Feelin' Like That"
"Watching Airplanes"
"Learning How to Bend"


Music videoEdit

The music video for this song was shot during live concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, the Red Dirt Roundup '07 in Fort Worth, Texas, the Nutty Brown Cafe in Austin, Texas, and in Saint George, Utah.

Chart performanceEdit

"Watching Airplanes" debuted at number 53 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of August 4, 2007. After spending 31 weeks on the chart, it peaked at number 2 for the chart week of March 1, 2008.

Chart (2007-2008) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[1] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 43
US Billboard Pop 100 80
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 72

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2008) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 26


  1. ^ "Gary Allan Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  2. ^ "Gary Allan Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Gary Allan Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Best of 2008: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2008.

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