Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)

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"Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)"
Single by Travis Tritt
from the album It's All About To Change
Released May 7, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 2:32
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Travis Tritt
Producer(s) Gregg Brown
Travis Tritt singles chronology
"Drift Off to Dream"
"Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)"

"Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Travis Tritt. It was released in May 1991 as the lead-off single to his album It's All About to Change. It peaked at number 2 in both the United States[1] and Canada. This is one of his most popular songs. When Travis would play this song live, fans would often throw quarters on stage, many hitting him.


The narrator speaks of a former lover who regrets leaving him, and now wants to come back.

However, the narrator no longer trusts her. In response, he gives her a quarter (in 1991, the common price for a local pay telephone call) and tells her to call someone else who cares to listen.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Gerry Wenner. The woman playing the role of the woman wanting the narrator of the song back is Leighanne Wallace, the wife of Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell.


Compiled from liner notes.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 22
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 23


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 353. 
  2. ^ It's All About to Change (CD booklet). Travis Tritt. Warner Bros. Records. 1991. 26589. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1598." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 17, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Travis Tritt Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Travis Tritt.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 

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