Long as I Live

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"Long as I Live"
Single by John Michael Montgomery
from the album John Michael Montgomery
Released February 26, 1996
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:16
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Rick Bowles, Will Robinson
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks
John Michael Montgomery singles chronology
"Cowboy Love"
"Long as I Live"
"Ain't Got Nothin' on Us"

"Long as I Live" is a song written by Rick Bowles and Will Robinson, and recorded by American country music artist John Michael Montgomery. It was released in February 1996 as the fifth and final single from the album John Michael Montgomery. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song negatively saying that it sounds too much like territory he has covered before. He does state that Montgomery has "quite the flair for delivering positive love ballads."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Long as I Live" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 2, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 59
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 40


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 235. 
  2. ^ Billboard, February 24, 1996
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2980." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 27, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "John Michael Montgomery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Michael Montgomery.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.