Slippin' Away (Jean Shepard song)

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"Slippin' Away"
Single by Jean Shepard
from the album Slippin' Away
B-side Think I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep
Released May 1973
Format 7"
Recorded c. March 1973
Genre Country
Length 2:43
Label United Artists
Writer(s) Bill Anderson
Producer(s) Larry Butler
Jean Shepard singles chronology
"Just Like Walkin' in the Sunshine"
"Slippin' Away"
"Come On Phone"

"Slippin' Away" is a country music song written by singer-songwriter Bill Anderson, and made famous in 1973 by Jean Shepard.

Her first single since signing with United Artists records in 1973, "Slippin' Away" peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart late that summer. A mid-tempoed song in the Bakersfield tradition, it became Shepard's biggest hit in a decade (since 1964's "Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)" — and also her last top 10 hit.

"Slippin' Away" marked at least the second time Shepard had a top 10 on the chart hit with an Anderson-penned tune; she had hit No. 8 on the Hot Country Singles chart in early 1970 with "Then He Touched Me." Shepard went on to enjoy success with one other Anderson-written song: 1975's "The Tips of My Fingers."

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 81
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3

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