Too Good to Be True (Michael Peterson song)

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"Too Good to Be True"
Single by Michael Peterson
from the album Michael Peterson
Released January 19, 1998
Genre Country
Length 3:20
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Michael Peterson
Gene Pistilli
Producer(s) Josh Leo
Robert Ellis Orrall
Michael Peterson singles chronology
"From Here to Eternity"
"Too Good to Be True"
"When the Bartender Cries"

"Too Good to Be True" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Michael Peterson. It was released in January 1998 as the third single from his debut album Michael Peterson. The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in May 1998.[1] The song was written by Peterson and Gene Pistilli.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the tune "boasts a percolating rhythm and Peterson's personality-packed vocals."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann and premiered in early 1998.

Chart performance[edit]

"Too Good to Be True" debuted at number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 31, 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 69
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 56


  1. ^ Michael Peterson Hot Country Songs Chart History
  2. ^ Billboard, January 24, 1998
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 25, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Michael Peterson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Michael Peterson.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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