I Meant Every Word He Said

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"I Meant Every Word He Said"
Single by Ricky Van Shelton
from the album RVS III
B-side "Sometimes I Cry In My Sleep"
Released June 25, 1990
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:03
Label Columbia Nashville 73413
Writer(s) Joe Chambers, Bucky Jones, Curly Putman
Producer(s) Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton singles chronology
"I've Cried My Last Tear for You"
"I Meant Every Word He Said'"
"Life's Little Ups and Downs"

"I Meant Every Word He Said" is a song co-written by Joe Chambers, Bucky Jones and Curly Putman, and recorded by American country music artist Ricky Van Shelton. It was released in June 1990 as the third single from the album RVS III. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart[1] and reached number 1 on the Canadian RPM country singles chart.


The narrator tells his former love that everything her new man is telling her is what he really meant to say. She gets married to the man in the end and the narrator said he meant to say "I Do" too.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 9
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 26


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 310. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1298." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 6, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ricky Van Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ricky Van Shelton.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"Jukebox in My Mind"
by Alabama
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 6, 1990
Succeeded by
"Friends in Low Places"
by Garth Brooks