Too Cold at Home (song)

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"Too Cold at Home"
Single by Mark Chesnutt
from the album Too Cold at Home
B-side "Lucky Man" [1]
ReleasedJuly 16, 1990 [2]
RecordedMarch 1990
Genre Country
Length3:42
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Bobby Harden
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt singles chronology
"Too Cold at Home"
(1990)
"Brother Jukebox"
(1990)

"Too Cold at Home" is a song written by Bobby Harden, and recorded by American country music singer Mark Chesnutt. It was released in July 1990 as the lead single from his album of the same name. It peaked at number 3 in the United States, while it was a number-one hit in Canada in their respective country music charts.

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Content

The narrator walks into a bar and appreciates its warm charm compared to his cold home life. In the central lyric he notes that during this summer, "it is too hot to fish, too hot for golf, and too cold at home".

Music video

The music video was directed by Bill Young. It begins with Chesnutt driving up to a bar and going in, with the radio blasting how hot it is outside. Inside the dead establishment, he reflects on some posters and trophies of the Dodgers (as mentioned in the lyrics) on the wall. It then cuts to him and a full band performing the song to a much livelier and more crowded bar at night. The acting Chesnutt then leaves and passes by his trailer home (which is locked) before driving down the road with the radio blasting the weather again after the song is finished. It was filmed at the Pine Tree Lodge in LaBelle, Texas and at Cutter's in Beaumont, Texas.

Chart performance

Chart (1990)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [3] 1
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [4] 3

Year-end charts

Chart (1990)Position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [5] 17
US Country Songs ( Billboard ) [6] 45

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