New Fool at an Old Game

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"New Fool at an Old Game"
Single by Michelle Wright
from the album Do Right by Me
Released 1987
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label Savannah
Writer(s) Steve Bogard
Rick Giles
Sheila Stephen
Producer(s) Steve Bogard
Rick Giles
Michelle Wright singles chronology
"I Want to Count on You"
"New Fool at an Old Game"
"The Rhythm of Romance"
"New Fool at an Old Game"
Single by Reba
from the album Reba
B-side "You're the One I Dream About"
Released December 1988
Genre Country
Length 3:50
Label MCA
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
Reba McEntire
Reba singles chronology
"I Know How He Feels"
"New Fool at an Old Game"
"Cathy's Clown"

"New Fool at an Old Game" is a song first recorded by Canadian country music artist Michelle Wright. Wright's version was released in 1987 as the second single from her album Do Right by Me and peaked at number 11 on RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. American country music artist Reba McEntire released her version in December 1988 as the third single from her album Reba. It was her twelfth number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1] "New Fool at an Old Game" was written by Steve Bogard, Rick Giles, and Sheila Stephen.

Chart performance[edit]

Michelle Wright[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 11
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 21

Reba McEntire[edit]

Chart (1988–1989) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 61
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 36


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 226. 
  2. ^ "Reba McEntire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire.
  3. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
Preceded by
"From a Jack to a King"
by Ricky Van Shelton
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 25, 1989
Succeeded by
"Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye"
by George Strait