You Know Me Better Than That

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"You Know Me Better Than That"
Single by George Strait
from the album Chill of an Early Fall
B-side "Baby Blue"
Released June 11, 1991
Format 7" single, CD Single
Recorded September 25, 1990
Genre Country
Length 3:01
Label MCA 54127
Writer(s) Anna Lisa Graham
Tony Haselden
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"If I Know Me"
(1991)
"You Know Me Better Than That"
(1991)
"The Chill of an Early Fall"
(1991)

"You Know Me Better Than That" is a song written by Anna Lisa Graham and Tony Haselden, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in June 1991 as the second single from his album Chill of an Early Fall. It peaked at number 1 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.[1]

Content[edit]

The song is an uptempo, in which the narrator confides in the ex-lover who dumped him. He tells her he has found a sophisticated new girlfriend who idolizes him, but this only makes him unhappy. He's haunted by his many flaws, which the former girlfriend knows all too well. He feels certain the new girlfriend will someday realize his inadequacies, and he clearly pines for his old life. It's a rare song in that it deals with the "Impostor syndrome," the belief that one's good fortune is undeserved and likely to disappear.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 2
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 7
Preceded by
"She's in Love with the Boy"
by Trisha Yearwood
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 17–31, 1991
Succeeded by
"Brand New Man"
by Brooks & Dunn
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 31-September 7, 1991
Succeeded by
"Fallin' Out of Love"
by Reba McEntire
Preceded by
"Brand New Man"
by Brooks & Dunn
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 5, 1991
Succeeded by
"Where Are You Now"
by Clint Black

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1610." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 31, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 

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