Only Here for a Little While

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"Only Here for a Little While"
Single by Billy Dean
from the album Young Man
Released December 1990
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:34
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Wayland Holyfield
Richard Leigh
Producer(s) Chuck Howard
Tom Shapiro[1]
Billy Dean singles chronology
"Only Here for a Little While"
"Somewhere in My Broken Heart"

"Only Here for a Little While" is a song written by Wayland Holyfield and Richard Leigh, and recorded by American country music artist Billy Dean. It was released in December 1990 as the first single from his debut album Young Man. The song spent 22 weeks on the Hot Country Songs charts, peaking at number three in early 1991.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Bill Young and premiered in late 1990.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990–1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 7
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 45


  1. ^ Young Man (cassette). Billy Dean. Liberty Records. 1991. C4-94302. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 119–120. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1508." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 4, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Billy Dean Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Billy Dean.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 

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