R & B singer Gerald Alston covered the Eagles' "I Can't Tell You Why" in 1989, and you'd think it would've been huge on the charts. Unfortunately, it wasn't. It peaked at #52 on the Billboard R & B chart, and there is no mention of where it landed on the Hot 100. Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmidt, who'd had a few solo hits of his own earlier in the 80's, sits in with Alston in the video. Schmidt also wrote "Why".