Right on the Money

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"Right On The Money"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album High Mileage
B-side "A Woman's Love"
Released October 19, 1998
Format Promo-only CD single
7" 45 RPM
Genre Country
Length 3:49
Label Arista Nashville 13136
Writer(s) Charlie Black
Phil Vassar
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"I'll Go On Loving You"
"Right on the Money"
"Gone Crazy"

"Right on the Money" is a song written by Phil Vassar and Charlie Black, and recorded by American country music singer Alan Jackson. It was released in October 1998 as the second single from his CD High Mileage. The song became Jackson's sixteenth number-one single on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart.


The song is in the key of E-flat major. Jackson's vocals range from B♭3 to E♭5.[1] The main chord progression in the verses is E♭-Edim-Fm7-B♭7 three times, followed by A♭ and B♭ for a measure each.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

"Right on the Money" debuted at number 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 17, 1998.

Chart (1998-1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 43
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 49
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 47


  1. ^ a b Contemporary Country (1 ed.). Hal Leonard Corporation. 1999. pp. 330–335. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7471." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 1, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Alan Jackson.
  4. ^ "Alan Jackson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alan Jackson.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
Preceded by
"You're Easy on the Eyes"
by Terri Clark
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

January 16, 1999
Succeeded by
"Wrong Again"
by Martina McBride
Preceded by
"Fly (The Angel Song)"
by The Wilkinsons
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 1, 1999
Succeeded by
"Stand Beside Me"
by Jo Dee Messina

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