Not Counting You

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"Not Counting You"
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Garth Brooks
B-side "Cowboy Bill"
Released January 8, 1990
Format CD single, 7" single
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre Country
Length 2:30
Label Capitol Nashville 44492
Writer(s) Garth Brooks
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"If Tomorrow Never Comes"
"Not Counting You"
"The Dance"

"Not Counting You" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released in January 1990 as the third single from his album Garth Brooks. It peaked at #2 in the United States, while it was a number-one in Canada. According to "The Garth Brooks Story" T.V. special, this was the first song Garth Brooks ever recorded.


The song is an up-tempo song accompanied largely by fiddles. The song's narrator tells his ex-lover that not counting her, no woman has ever made him so blue, nor made him feel bad in any way.

Track listing[edit]

7" Jukebox single Liberty B-44492, 1990

  1. "Not Counting You"
  2. "Cowboy Bill"

7" promotional single Liberty P-B-44492, 1990

  1. "Not Counting You"
  2. "Not Counting You"

Chart positions[edit]

"Not Counting You" debuted the country charts on January 20, 1990 and peaked at number 2 on April 7 of that year.[1]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 29
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 20
Preceded by
"Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart"
by Randy Travis
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 21, 1990
Succeeded by
"Love on Arrival"
by Dan Seals


  1. ^ Garth info at at the Wayback Machine (archived February 23, 1999)
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9036." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 21, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Garth Brooks Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Garth Brooks.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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