Thank God for Kids

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"Thank God for Kids"
Single by The Oak Ridge Boys
from the album Christmas
B-side "Christmas Is Paintin' the Town"[1]
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:33
Label MCA
Writer(s) Eddy Raven
Producer(s) Ron Chancey
The Oak Ridge Boys singles chronology
"I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head (And Left My Heart Alone)"
"Thank God for Kids"
"American Made"

"Thank God for Kids" is the title of a song written by Eddy Raven. He recorded it in 1972 for his Dot Records album of the same name, and included it as the b-side to his 1976 single "The Curse of a Woman".[2]

It was later recorded by American country music band The Oak Ridge Boys, whose version was the only single from their 1982 Christmas album The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas. The song spent sixteen weeks on the Hot Country Songs charts and peaked at number three.

In 2004, Kenny Chesney covered the song for his Christmas album All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan. His version spent one week at number 60 on the country singles charts in January 2004.[3] In 2011, John Rich covered the song for his extended play, For the Kids.

Chart performance[edit]

The Oak Ridge Boys[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 24

Kenny Chesney[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 60


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 303. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, p. 340
  3. ^ Whitburn, p. 92
  4. ^ "Kenny Chesney Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.