I Ain't Living Long Like This

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"I Ain't Living Long Like This" is a song written by Rodney Crowell for his 1978 album Ain't Living Long Like This. "I Ain't Living Long Like This" was first recorded in 1978 by Emmylou Harris as a track for her album, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town.

Waylon Jennings version[edit]

"I Ain't Living Long Like This"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album What Goes Around Comes Around
B-side "It's the World Gone Crazy (Cotillion)"
Released December 1979
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 4:44
Label RCA
Writer(s) Rodney Crowell
Producer(s) Richie Albright
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"Come with Me"
(1979)
"I Ain't Living Long Like This"
(1979)
"Clyde"
(1980)
  • In 1979, Waylon Jennings recorded the song for his album What Goes Around Comes Around. His version would be his eleventh number one on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979–1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Other recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 175. 
Preceded by
"Years"
by Barbara Mandrell
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 1, 1980
Succeeded by
"My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"
by Willie Nelson
Preceded by
"My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"
by Willie Nelson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 12, 1980
Succeeded by
"I'd Love to Lay You Down"
by Conway Twitty