She Thinks His Name Was John

She Thinks His Name Was John

Infobox Single
Name = She Thinks His Name Was John

Artist = Reba McEntire
from Album = Read My Mind
Released = Start date|1994|07|30
Format = CD single
Recorded = 1994
Genre = Country
Length = 4:22
Label = MCA
Writer = Sandy Knox
Steve Rosen
Producer = Tony Brown
Reba McEntire
Last single = "Why Haven't I Heard From You"
This single = "She Thinks His Name Was John"
Next single = "Till You Love Me"

"She Thinks His Name Was John" is a 1994 song from American country music artist Reba McEntire, from her 1994 album "Read My Mind". Upon its release, the song gained media attention and controversy for its storyline, regarding a woman who was dying from AIDS.cite web |title=Reba McEntire |url= |work=The Advocate |date=2005-12-06 |first=Dennis |last=Henley |accessdate=2007-08-11]


"She Thinks His Name Was John" tells the story of a woman who is dying from AIDS,cite web |url= |title= Reba McEntire: Read My Mind |accessdate=2007-08-11] cite web |url= |title=Music and AIDS | |accessdate=2007-08-11 |date=2002] which she acquired after becoming intoxicated and having a one-night stand with a man whom she did not previously know.

Sandy Knox, one of the song's writers, was inspired to write "She Thinks His Name Was John" after losing her brother to the disease.cite web |title=Ten Years Later, "John" Remains Country's Prime Comment on AIDS |first=Edward |last=Morris | |accessdate=2007-08-11 |url=] cite web |url= |title=DIY Artist Spotlight |first=Christopher |last=Smith |accessdate=2007-08-11 |work=The Performing Songwriter |date=Jan/Feb 1999] The song was released as a single after several radio stations began playing it as an album cut.cite web |url= |title=Radio's rave reception for Reba's angle on AIDS |first=David |last=Zimmerman |work=USA Today |accessdate=2007-08-11]

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