It’s been twenty-three years since Neal McCoy gave us that wink, and SLAM BAM we were feeling alright. “Wink” was written by songwriting powerhouses Bob DiPiero and Tom Shapiro. McCoy recorded it for his 1994 album, No Doubt About It, and released it as his second single from the project.
McCoy’s fun tune let the world know that a bad day can’t bring him down when he has the wink of a woman to keep his spirits alive. The feel good song resonated with fans and radio, becoming one of the top singles of 1994. “Wink” spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart the year of its release, and later went on to win a BMI award in 1996 for being the most performed country song of the year.
McCoy’s No Doubt About It was his third album and yielded the most success of his career. Not only was the album his first RIAA platinum certified offering, it was the only one to garner No. 1 hits. In fact, McCoy went back-to-back with No. 1 songs — the title track “No Doubt About It” and “Wink.”
Though McCoy only experienced two No. 1 singles throughout his career, he has been abundantly successful. He has been in the Top 40 countless times, has two additional platinum albums and a gold album, and his catalog contains seven more Top 10 hits.
Sure, McCoy’s chart-topping successes were somewhat short-lived, but this artist has never stopped nurturing and collecting fans over the years. Over the last many years, he has continued to tour the nation, performing his hits, album cuts, and covers, entertaining country music crowds from coast to coast. He also maintains a strong and steady presence on social media, ensuring fans that he is still very much active and engaged.
Listen to Neal McCoy’s “Wink” to get your Sunday started off with a SLAM BAM!