Why Do We Want (What We Know We Can't Have)

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"Why Do We Want (What We Know We Can't Have)"
Single by Reba McEntire
from the album Behind the Scene
B-side "I Can See Forever in Your Eyes"
Released July 30, 1983
Genre Country
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Don King, David Woodward
Producer(s) Jerry Kennedy
Reba McEntire singles chronology
"You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving
(1983)
"Why Do We Want (What We Know We Can't Have"
(1983)
"There Ain't No Future in This"
(1983)

"Why Do We Want (What We Know We Can't Have)" is a song written by Don King and David Woodward, and recorded by American country music artist Reba McEntire. It was released in July 1983 as the first single from the album Behind the Scene. The song reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 225.