- Covered Up:
- "Take Me Down" and "The Closer You Get" were both recorded by Exile back in that band's pop-rock era. The latter also had a version by Don King (not the boxing promoter) in between. (Incidentally, Exile would escape its One-Hit Wonder status by reinventing itself as a country music band somewhat in Alabama's image.)
- "Touch Me When We're Dancing" was first a hit for a Muscle Shoals studio band called... wait for it... Bama. It was covered up by Carpenters before Alabama covered them up.
- Two versions of "Song of the South" had barely scraped the charts before Alabama's: one by Johnny Russell, and another by Tom T. Hall (as a duet with Earl Scruggs).
- "In Pictures" was first recorded by Linda Davis.
- Seasonal Rot: Many fans think that their sound got tired around Just Us in 1987 (their last album with Harold Shedd as producer, and the album that produced their only non-#1 hit of the 1980s, "Tar Top").
YMMV / Alabama