If There Was a Way

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If There Was a Way
Studio album by Dwight Yoakam
Released October 30, 1990
Recorded Capitol Studios
Genre Country
Length 48:13
Label Reprise
Producer Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam chronology
Just Lookin' for a Hit
(1989)
If There Was a Way
(1990)
This Time
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

If There Was a Way is the fourth album by Dwight Yoakam. Five of its tracks would rise into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1991 and 1992. They were "Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose" at No. 11, "You're the One" at No. 5, "Nothing's Changed Here" at No. 15, "It Only Hurts When I Cry" at No. 7 "Send a Message to My Heart", (a duet with fellow Pikeville, Kentucky native Patty Loveless) at No. 47, and finally the No. 18 "The Heart That You Own". "Takes a Lot to Rock You" was also made into a music video. The album rose to No. 7 on the Country Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dwight Yoakam except where noted.

  1. "The Distance Between You and Me" – 2:41
  2. "The Heart That You Own" – 3:08
  3. "Takes a Lot to Rock You" – 2:59
  4. "Nothing's Changed Here" (Dwight Yoakam, Kostas) – 2:56
  5. "Sad, Sad Music" – 3:53
  6. "Since I Started Drinkin' Again" – 3:52
  7. "If There Was a Way" – 2:54
  8. "Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose" (Kostas, Wayland Patton) – 3:23
  9. "It Only Hurts When I Cry" (Yoakam, Roger Miller) – 2:33
  10. "Send a Message to My Heart" (Kostas, Kathy Louvin) – 3:15
  11. "I Don't Need It Done" (John Sieger) – 4:44
  12. "You're the One" – 3:57
  13. "Dangerous Man" – 4:15A
  14. "Let's Work Together" (Wilbert Harrison) – 3:33A
  • AOmitted from cassette version..

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Pete Anderson
  • Engineers: Peter Doell, Kevin Reeves, Dusty Wakeman
  • Assistant Engineers: Lori Fumar, Leslie Ann Jones, Denny Thomas
  • Recording Assistants: Armando Garcia, Steve Kades, Gary White
  • Mixing: David Leonard
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 96

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
US Country CAN Country
1990 "Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose" 11 5
1991 "You're the One" 5 4
"Nothing's Changed Here" 15 2
1992 "It Only Hurts When I Cry" 7 4
"The Heart That You Own" 18 13
"Send a Message to My Heart" (with Patty Loveless) 47 30

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