Can't Keep a Good Man Down (Alabama song)

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"Can't Keep a Good Man Down"
Single by Alabama
from the album 40-Hour Week
B-side "If It Ain't Dixie (It Won't Do)"
Released August 9, 1985
Format 7"
Recorded 1984
Genre Country
Length 3:45
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Bob Corbin
Producer(s) Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"40 Hour Week (For a Livin')"
"Can't Keep a Good Man Down"
"She and I"
"40 Hour Week (For a Livin')"
"Can't Keep a Good Man Down"
"She and I"
Music video
"Can't Keep a Good Man Down" at

"Can't Keep a Good Man Down" is a song written by Bob Corbin, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in August 1985 as the third and final single from the band's album 40-Hour Week.

That November, it became the band's 18th straight No. 1 song in as many single releases, extending their streak just set three months earlier with "40 Hour Week (For a Livin')."[1]

A music video was filmed for the song, and has aired on CMT and Great American Country.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Some Fools Never Learn"
by Steve Wariner
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 9, 1985
Succeeded by
"Hang On to Your Heart"
by Exile
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 16, 1985


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.


  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2))

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