Close Enough to Perfect

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"Close Enough to Perfect"
Single by Alabama
from the album Mountain Music
A-side "Close Enough to Perfect"
B-side "Fantasy"
Released August 20, 1982 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1981
Genre Country
Length 3:33
Label RCA Nashville 13294
Writer(s) Carl Chambers
Producer(s) Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Take Me Down"
(1982)
"Close Enough to Perfect"
(1982)
"Christmas in Dixie"
(1982)

"Close Enough to Perfect" is a song written by Carl Chambers, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in August 1982, as the third single from Alabama's album Mountain Music.

A pop-styled ballad, "Close Enough to Perfect" became Alabama's eighth No. 1 song in the fall of 1982.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 65
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Sources[edit]

  • Morris, Edward, "Alabama," Contemporary Books Inc., Chicago, 1985 (ISBN 0809253062)
  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"He Got You"
by Ronnie Milsap
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 30, 1982
Succeeded by
"You're So Good When You're Bad"
by Charley Pride
Preceded by
"Let It Be Me"
by Willie Nelson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 20-November 27, 1982
Succeeded by
"Heartbroke"
by Ricky Skaggs