"Every Light in the House" is a song written by Kent Robbins and recorded by American country music artist Trace Adkins. It was released in August 1996 as the second single from his debut album Dreamin' Out Loud. "Every Light in the House" debuted at #72 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated August 24, 1996. It charted for 21 weeks on that chart, and peaked at #3 on the country chart dated December 14, 1996, giving Adkins the first Top 5 single of his career. In addition, it peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hot 100, also marking his first entry on that chart.
The song is a mid-tempo ballad mostly accompanied by piano and fiddle in which the narrator was recently split from his wife. He literally turns every single light on in the house and keeps them on for her in case she wants to return to his side all the while paying absolutely no attention to the intense electrical hazard this will cause or the financial burden that will ensue.
The music video for this song is in black and white, beginning with Adkins sitting on the porch of a house with his dog after his woman left home. He then gets off the porch, and he and some workers get to work on a power generator. Scenes also feature him singing inside of the same house which also featured an alternative sub chorus "Drinkin' Bush Light til the crack of dawn" whilst a slew of empty Busch cans can be seen next to the generator, ultimately this scene and lyric was scrubbed and the original was used.
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