Ain't That Lonely Yet

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"Ain't That Lonely Yet"
Single by Dwight Yoakam
from the album This Time
B-side "Lonesome Roads"
Released March 8, 1993
Format CD Single, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:17
Label Reprise 18590
Writer(s) Kostas
James House
Producer(s) Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam singles chronology
"Suspicious Minds"
(1992)
"Ain't That Lonely Yet"
(1993)
"A Thousand Miles from Nowhere"
(1993)

"Ain't That Lonely Yet" is a song written by Kostas and James House, and recorded by American country music artist Dwight Yoakam. It was released in March 1993 as the first single from his CD This Time. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. It served as the lead-off single to his CD, This Time; in addition, it went on to win a Grammy award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

Content[edit]

The song is a mid-tempo in which the narrator has just left his lover because of what she has put him through. She tries to win him back with phone calls and notes (left on his door). The narrator denies his former lover, and tries to convince himself that he "ain't that lonely yet," or not lonely enough to return to her.

Reception[edit]

Bill Janovitz of Allmusic gave the song a positive review. He says the most compelling verse in the song is the second verse, because of the metaphor of the narrator's ex-lover as a spider.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Dwight Yoakam and Carolyn Mayer.

Chart positions[edit]

"Ain't That Lonely Yet" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 13, 1993.

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 3
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 15
Preceded by
"I Love the Way You Love Me"
by John Michael Montgomery
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

June 12, 1993
Succeeded by
"Tell Me Why"
by Wynonna

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janovitz, Bill. "Dwight Yoakam - "Ain't That Lonely Yet"". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 12, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dwight Yoakam Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Dwight Yoakam.
  4. ^ "Dwight Yoakam Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dwight Yoakam.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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