Whatever You Say

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"Whatever You Say"
Single by Martina McBride
from the album Evolution
Released February 22, 1999
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:29
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Ed Hill, Tony Martin
Producer(s) Paul Worley, Martina McBride
Martina McBride singles chronology
"Wrong Again"
"Whatever You Say"
"I Love You"

"Whatever You Say" is the title of a song written by Ed Hill and Tony Martin, and recorded by American country music artist Martina McBride. It was released in February 1999 as the fifth and final single from her multi-platinum selling album Evolution.

Song information[edit]

"Whatever You Say" is a slow contemporary-styled ballad, which was the theme of McBride's album that this song was released on.[1] The song discusses how a woman finds herself in a confusing relationship with a man. The female narrator argues how her lover believes that she is always making a big deal out of nothing important. She believes that whatever her lover says depends on whether or not she stays in the relationship. Sara Evans and Neil Thrasher sing backing vocals.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Whatever You Say" was issued as the fifth and final single from Martina McBride's fourth album, Evolution, which was a multi-platinum success. The song was released as a single to country radio in early 1999, peaking at number 2 on the Hot Country Songs chart and number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming one of two singles spawned from the album that reached number 2 ("Happy Girl" was the first).[3] The song also reached a peak of number 6 on the Canadian RPM chart that same year, becoming her sixth Top 10 on that chart.

Chart (1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 37
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 54
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 17


  • American country music parody artist Cledus T. Judd released a parody of "Whatever You Say" titled "What the *$@# Did You Say".


  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "Evolutiuon > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2001. 67012. 
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. "Martina McBride > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8178." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 21, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Martina McBride Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Martina McBride.
  6. ^ "Martina McBride Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Martina McBride.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 

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