My Life (Throw It Away If I Want To)

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"My Life (Throw it Away If I Want To)"
Single by Bill Anderson
from the album My Life/But You Know I Love You
Released March 1969 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1969
Genre Country
Length 2:44
Label Decca
Writer(s) Bill Anderson
Producer(s) Owen Bradley
Bill Anderson singles chronology
"Happy State of Mind"
(1968)
"My Life (Throw It Away If I Want To)"
(1969)
"But You Know I Love You"
(1969)

"My Life (Throw it Away If I Want To)" is an American country music song written and recorded by Bill Anderson.

Originally released in March 1969, the song became Anderson's fourth solo No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart late that spring, and soon became one of his signature songs.

Despite spending just two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, "My Life (Throw it Away If I Want To)" was named the No. 1 song of 1969.[1] Several other songs - most notably Johnny Cash's "Daddy Sang Bass" and "A Boy Named Sue," and Merle Haggard's "Okie from Muskogee" - had longer runs at No. 1.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2
Preceded by
"Hungry Eyes"
by Merle Haggard and the Strangers
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 17-May 24, 1969
Succeeded by
"Singing My Song"
by Tammy Wynette
Preceded by
"Folsom Prison Blues"
by Johnny Cash
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single of the year

1969
Succeeded by
"Hello Darlin'"
by Conway Twitty

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs - 1969 historical chart.

See also[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.