I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me

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"I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me"
Single by Don Williams
from the album Volume 3
B-side "Fly Away"
Released June 1974
Format 7"
Recorded April 1974
Genre Country
Label Dot
Writer(s) Al Turney
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Don Williams singles chronology
"Down the Road I Go"
"I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me"
"The Ties That Bind"

"I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me" is a song written by Al Turney, and recorded by American country music artist Don Williams. It was released in April 1974 as the first single from the album Volume 3. The song was Williams's sixth release as a solo artist and his first of seventeen number ones on the country singles chart in Billboard Magazine. The single spent one week at the top and total of twelve weeks on the chart.[1]

The song also became the first No. 1 hit for producer Allen Reynolds. In the years since, Reynolds produced many No. 1 hits for artists like Crystal Gayle, Dickey Lee, Kathy Mattea and The O'Kanes, but during the 1990s became most associated with producing the hits of Garth Brooks.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 385. 

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Preceded by
"Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"
by Ronnie Milsap
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 21, 1974
Succeeded by
"I'm a Ramblin' Man"
by Waylon Jennings