The Change (song)

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"The Change"
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Fresh Horses
Released February 28, 1996
Genre Country
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Tony Arata, Wayne Tester
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"The Beaches of Cheyenne"
"The Change"
"It's Midnight Cinderella"

"The Change" is a song written by Tony Arata and Wayne Tester, and recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released in March 1996 as the fourth single from the album Fresh Horses. The song reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jon Small and premiered in February 1996. The song pays respect to the families of victims of the Oklahoma City bombing and contains news footage and photographic images from the incident.

Chart performance[edit]

"The Change" re-entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks at number 71 as an official single for the week of March 30, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 19

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 92


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 55. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 3, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Garth Brooks Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Garth Brooks.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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