Angry All the Time

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"Angry All the Time"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album Set This Circus Down
Released July 23, 2001
Genre Country
Length 4:30
Label Curb
Writer(s) Bruce Robison
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
James Stroud
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Grown Men Don't Cry"
(2001)
"Angry All the Time"
(2001)
"The Cowboy in Me"
(2001)

"Angry All the Time" is a song written by Bruce Robison and first recorded on his 1998 album Wrapped. It was later covered by Tim McGraw with guest vocalist Faith Hill. Released in July 2001, McGraw's version was the second single from McGraw's Set This Circus Down album. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.

Content[edit]

The song is a ballad in which the narrator talks about the relationship unraveling.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably calling it one of the best ballads of the year. She also says that McGraw's voice "oozes hurt and disillusionment."[1] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A- grade, saying that the song beings "with the sound of hushed acoustic strumming, the arrangement picks up force as the song progresses, but the focus of attention remains the story of a marriage gradually unraveling. He goes on to say that the song "all comes through in McGraw’s evocative performance, showcasing the layers of subtlety his voice had picked up in the years since his 'Indian Outlaw' days, while wife Faith Hill’s plaintive background vocals add a further layer of pathos."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Angry All the Time" debuted at number 48 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of July 28, 2001.

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 38

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 27

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Where I Come From"
by Alan Jackson
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

November 10-November 17, 2001
Succeeded by
"I Wanna Talk About Me"
by Toby Keith