It Was Almost Like a Song

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"It Was Almost Like a Song"
Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album It Was Almost Like a Song
B-side It Don't Hurt to Dream
Released May 1977 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded April 1977
Genre Country, pop
Length 3:35
Label RCA 10976
Writer(s) Hal David and Archie Jordan
Producer(s) Tom Collins and Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"Let My Love Be Your Pillow"
(1976)
"It Was Almost Like a Song"
(1977)
"What a Difference You've Made in My Life"
(1977)

"It Was Almost Like a Song" is a song written by Hal David and Archie Jordan, and recorded by American country music singer Ronnie Milsap. It was released in May 1977 as the first single and title track from the album It Was Almost Like a Song. It became one of the greatest hits of his recording career upon its release in 1977.

In July 1977, "It Was Almost Like a Song" became Milsap's eighth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart, and his greatest hit to that time of his career. The song also became his first Billboard Hot 100 chart entry, eventually scoring No. 16. The song also scored on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Singles chart, where it peaked at No. 7.

"It Was Almost Like a Song" provided the basis for the title of Milsap's biography, Almost Like a Song, which he co-wrote with Tom Carter.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 12
Canadian RPM Top Singles 7
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 6

Sources[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006," 2007.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"I'll Be Leaving Alone"
by Charley Pride
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 16-July 30, 1977
Succeeded by
"Rollin' with the Flow"
by Charlie Rich