Can't Even Get the Blues

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"Can't Even Get the Blues"
Single by Reba McEntire
from the album Unlimited
B-side "Sweet Dreams"
Released September 1982 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded November 11, 1981
Woodland Sound Studio
Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 2:25
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Rick Carnes, Tom Damphier
Producer(s) Jerry Kennedy
Reba McEntire singles chronology
"I'm Not That Lonely Yet"
"Can't Even Get the Blues"
"You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving"

"Can't Even Get the Blues" is a song written by Tom Damphier and Rick Carnes, and recorded by American country music artist Reba McEntire. It was released in September 1982 as the second single from the album Unlimited. "Can't Even Get the Blues" was Reba McEntire's fourteenth country hit and her first number one country hit. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

She performed the song on the 1982 Country Music Association Awards (CMA Awards).

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982–1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 225. 
  2. ^ "Reba McEntire – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire.

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Preceded by
"Wild and Blue"
by John Anderson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 8, 1983
Succeeded by
"Going Where the Lonely Go"
by Merle Haggard