All I Want Is a Life

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"All I Want Is a Life"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album All I Want
Released January 15, 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Country
Length 3:31
Label Curb
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"Can't Be Really Gone"
"All I Want Is a Life"
"She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart"

"All I Want Is a Life" is a song written by Stan E. Munsey, Tony Mullins and Don Pfrimmer, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in January 1996 as the third single and partial title track to his album All I Want. It peaked at #5 in the United States,[1] and #2 in Canada.


The narrator is tired of his everyday life and expresses an ambition for a better one.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by his usual director of choice Sherman Halsey, it premiered on Country Music Television on January 15, 1996. It shows Tim McGraw performing the song at a deserted circus.

Chart positions[edit]

"All I Want Is a Life" re-entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks as an official single at number 74 for the week of January 20, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 37
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 68


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 227. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2959." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 6, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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