“What If”… this were an actual functioning website?

Well, I can’t decide if I want to go through with finishing up this website or not – but when some things like “What If” are re-issued and re-imagined, it brings a little more excitement out in me and I kinda want to go through with it.

That gave me an idea for a post! Did you know there are more than one version of Reba’s song “What If”?

(I’m not talking about the original recorded version by Brenda K. Starr. That’s another great subject for another time.)

What I’m talking about are the various edits of the song “What If”.  Let’s go through them with some short clips of the different versions:

Video Version
This is the version you see on both the original video and the re-imagined video, as well as the version you received when you bought the CD single/cassette back in 1997.

Country Edit
In 1997, Universal Music UK released a 2-track version of “What If” with the “Radio Edit” (which is the same as the US “Video Version” – talk about confusion” – and a “Country Edit” which is a shortened version of the “Video Version”. (You’ll see the typo on the spine of the UK single!)

Single Version
This is the version you likely heard when listening to your favorite country radio station back in 1997. I remember where I was when I first heard this – I was a student worker in college and I was at work with the radio on in the background and I couldn’t believe there was a different version of “What If”! I had no idea!

Versions:

MCADS-72026 – Commercial CD Single
1. What If

MCACS-72026 – Commercial Cassette Single
Side A: What if
Side B: What If

MCAS7-72026 – Jukebox 7″ Single
Side A: What If
Side B: What If

MCADS-72027 – Promotional CD Single
1. What If [Single Version]
2. What If [Video Version]

MCD49051 – Australia Commercial CD Single
1. What If [Pop Version]
2. What If [Edited Version]
3. I’d Rather Ride Around With You

MCD49051 – European Commercial CD Single
1. What If [Radio Edit]
2. What If [Country Edit]
3. I’d Rather Ride Around With You