There Is No Arizona Article

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"There Is No Arizona"
Jamie O'Neal Arizona.jpg
Single by Jamie O'Neal
from the album Shiver
B-side"Frantic" [1]
ReleasedAugust 7, 2000
Format CD single, 7" single
Genre Country
Label Mercury Nashville
Songwriter(s)Jamie O'Neal
Lisa Drew
Shaye Smith
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Jamie O'Neal singles chronology
"There Is No Arizona"
" When I Think About Angels"
"There Is No Arizona"
" When I Think About Angels"

"There Is No Arizona" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Jamie O'Neal. It was released in August 2000 as the first single from O'Neal's debut album, Shiver. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. It was written by O'Neal, Lisa Drew and Shaye Smith.


The narrator talks about how a man sets off to Arizona, and promises to send for the woman (the narrator) when he has things set up. Time goes by and she gets one postcard with no return address, then nothing more. She tries to hold out hope that he'll come back or send for her but finally, as her friends keep asking her when she's going, she realizes that the dream of having a better life with him in Arizona is never going to come true. She realizes that the wonderful, love-filled paradise she had hoped for was just a lie, or, to be generous, a pipe dream, the man told her when he left her. Her vision of Arizona does not exist.

Music video

The music video was directed by Lawrence Carroll and premiered in mid-2000.

Chart performance

"There Is No Arizona" debuted at number 69 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of August 12, 2000.

Chart (2000–2001) Peak
position [1]
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard) [2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100 [3] 40

Year-end charts

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs ( Billboard) [4] 29


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 305. ISBN  0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Jamie O'Neal Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Jamie O'Neal Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012.