I Could Not Ask for More

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"I Could Not Ask for More"
Single by Edwin McCain
from the album Messenger
Released 1999
Format CD single
Genre Rock, adult contemporary
Length 4:36 (album version)
4:09 (radio edit)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Matt Serletic and Noel Golden
Edwin McCain singles chronology
"What Matters"
(1998)
"I Could Not Ask for More"
(1999)
"Go Be Young"
(2000)

"I Could Not Ask for More" is a song composed by American songwriter Diane Warren and originally recorded and released in February, 1999, by American recording artist Edwin McCain as part of the original soundtrack for the Kevin Costner/Robin Wright film Message in a Bottle. It was a featured track in his third studio album, Messenger and became a Billboard-charted Top 40 single in the summer of 1999.

In 2001, American country music artist Sara Evans popularly covered the song, sending her rendition to No. 2 on Billboards Hot Country Songs chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999-2000) Peak
position
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[1] 1
Canada (RPM)[2] 12
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 37
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[3] 3
US Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks[3] 6
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[3] 21

Sara Evans version[edit]

"I Could Not Ask for More"
Single by Sara Evans
from the album Born to Fly
Released February 12, 2001
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:05
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) Sara Evans, Paul Worley
Sara Evans singles chronology
"Born to Fly"
(2000)
"I Could Not Ask for More"
(2001)
"Saints & Angels"
(2001)
Music video
"I Could Not Ask for More" at CMT.com

Released in February 2001, Sara Evans' cover version of the song was the second single from her 2000 album, Born to Fly. Evans' version was a Top 5 hit on the country music charts.

Music video[edit]

The Sara Evans music video features her in White Sands National Monument singing the song in different outfits and frequently sitting in different chairs throughout the video.

Chart performance[edit]

"I Could Not Ask for More" debuted at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the week of February 17, 2001.

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 35

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 18

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