What Am I Gonna Do About You

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What Am I Gonna Do About You
Studio album by Reba McEntire
Released October 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Country
Length 35:33
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Bowen
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

What Am I Gonna Do About You is the eleventh album, and second straight #1 album for Reba McEntire on the Billboard country charts, containing two #1 singles, What Am I Gonna Do About You and One Promise Too Late.

The album debuted at #36 on the Country Albums chart for the week of October 25, 1986, and peaked at #1 for the week of January 21, 1987. It stayed at the top for 3 consecutive weeks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Why Not Tonight" (Jon Vezner, David Stringfellow, Nancy Montgomery) - 3:13
  2. "What Am I Gonna Do About You" (Doug Gilmore, Bob Simon, Jim Allison) - 3:26
  3. "Lookin' for a New Love Story" (Donny Lowery, Dave Loggins) - 4:21
  4. "Take Me Back" (John Hobbs, Jerry Fuller) - 3:06
  5. "My Mind Is on You" (Loggins, Don Schlitz) - 4:21
  6. "Let the Music Lift You Up" (Troy Seals, Eddie Setser) - 4:24
  7. "I Heard Her Cryin'" (Karen Staley) - 2:59
  8. "No Such Thing" (Paul Nelson, Gene Nelson) - 2:37
  9. "One Promise Too Late" (Loggins, Lisa Silver, Schlitz) - 3:25
  10. "Till It Snows in Mexico" (Gordon Payne, Roger Lavoie) - 3:25


  • Produced By Jimmy Bowen for Lynwood Productions & Reba McEntire For Reba McEntire Productions
  • Digitally Recorded at Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN
  • Mixed By Bob Bullock
  • Second Engineers: Mark J. Coddington, Tim Kisch, Russ Martin
  • Drums, Percussion: Eddie Bayers, Matt Betton
  • Bass: David Hungate
  • Keyboards, Piano, Organ: John Hobbs
  • Guitars: Bill Cooley, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Reggie Young, Don Potter, Donnie LaValley
  • Fiddle: Ricky Solomon
  • Backing Vocals: Pake McEntire, Reba McEntire, Suzy Hoskins

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1986 "What Am I Gonna Do About You" 1 1
1987 "Let the Music Lift You Up" 4 5
"One Promise Too Late" 1 1


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
The Touch by Alabama
Top Country Albums number-one album
January 24, 1987 - February 14, 1987
Succeeded by
Ocean Front Property by George Strait


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – Am I Gonna Do About You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH