Close Enough to Perfect

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"Close Enough to Perfect"
Single by Alabama
from the album Mountain Music
A-side "Close Enough to Perfect"
B-side "Fantasy"
Released August 20, 1982 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1981
Genre Country
Length 3:33
Label RCA Nashville 13294
Writer(s) Carl Chambers
Producer(s) Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Take Me Down"
"Close Enough to Perfect"
"Christmas in Dixie"

"Close Enough to Perfect" is a song written by Carl Chambers, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in August 1982, as the third single from Alabama's album Mountain Music.

A pop-styled ballad, "Close Enough to Perfect" was Alabama's eighth No. 1 song in the fall of 1982.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 65
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 18. 


  • Morris, Edward, "Alabama," Contemporary Books Inc., Chicago, 1985 (ISBN 0809253062)
  • 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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Preceded by
"He Got You"
by Ronnie Milsap
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 30, 1982
Succeeded by
"You're So Good When You're Bad"
by Charley Pride
Preceded by
"Let It Be Me"
by Willie Nelson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 20-November 27, 1982
Succeeded by
by Ricky Skaggs