What a Way to Go

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Not to be confused with the 1964 film What a Way to Go!.
"What a Way to Go"
Single by Ray Kennedy
from the album What a Way to Go
B-side "The Storm"
Released 1991
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 2:54
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Jim Rushing, Bobby David, Ray Kennedy
Producer(s) Ray Kennedy
Ray Kennedy singles chronology
"What a Way to Go"

"What a Way to Go" is a song written by Bobby David and Jim Rushing. It was originally recorded by Bobby Borchers in 1977.

It was later recorded by American country music artist Ray Kennedy. It was released in 1991 as the first single from his debut album, What a Way to Go. The song reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in February 1991.[1] Kennedy's version featured an altered verse from the original.[2]

Radio edit[edit]

To make the single more suitable for radio airplay, the line "I got hogtied by a hooker in Ohio," from the song's chorus, was edited to replace the word "hooker" with "redhead."

Chart performance[edit]

Bobby Borchers[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 18

Ray Kennedy[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 91