Would Jesus Wear a Rolex

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"Would Jesus Wear a Rolex"
Single by Ray Stevens
from the album Crackin' Up
B-side "Cool Down Willard"[1]
Released May 1987 (1987-05)
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:50
Label MCA
Writer(s) Margaret Archer, Chet Atkins
Producer(s) Ray Stevens
Ray Stevens singles chronology
"Can He Love You Half as Much as I"
"Would Jesus Wear a Rolex"
"Three Legged Man"

Would Jesus Wear a Rolex is a song written by Margaret Archer and Chet Atkins, and recorded by Ray Stevens in 1987 on his album Crackin' Up. The song reached 41 on the US Hot Country Songs charts and 45 on the Canadian Country charts.

The song tells of Stevens watching a televangelist, soliciting funds while wearing expensive clothing ("Asking me for $20, with $10,000 on his arm"). The remainder of the song consists of Stevens asking various questions in the manner of What Would Jesus Do?, in response to the televangelist's actions.[2]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 402-403. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "New country song: Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?". St. Petersburg Times. 17 April 1987. Retrieved 5 November 2010.