“If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)” is a song written by Blake Mevis and David Wills, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in January 1982 as the third and final single from his debut album Strait Country. It peaked at number 3 in the United States, while it was a number 2 in Canada
Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B- grade, saying that if Strait’s voice wasn’t so “distinctive and familiar, you could be forgiven for mistaking this for Johnny Lee’s, “Lookin’ for Love.” Billboard reviewed the song favorably, saying that “Strait’s got another winner in this lively promise of changing ways.
B-side “Her Goodbye Hit Me In the Heart”
Released January 7, 1982
Recorded June 16, 1981
Label MCA (51104)
Songwriter(s) Blake Mevis David Wills
Producer(s) Blake Mevis