Don't Happen Twice

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"Don't Happen Twice"
Kenny Chesney - Don't Happen Twice.jpg
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side ""I Lost It"[1]"
Released January 19, 2001
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 2000
Genre Country
Length 3:23
Label BNA 69035
Songwriter(s) Curtis Lance
Thom McHugh
Producer(s) Kenny Chensey
Buddy Cannon
Norro Wilson
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"I Lost It"
"Don't Happen Twice"
"The Tin Man"

"Don't Happen Twice" is a song written by Curtis Lance and Thom McHugh, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in January 2001 as the second single from Chesney's Greatest Hits album . The song reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.


The song tells of a man meeting his first love, with her asking if he remembered her. He then tells her about all the times they spent together and how he could never forget them.

Music video[edit]

The music video was co-directed by Glen Rose and Kenny Chesney. It premiered in early January 2001. Tim McGraw makes a cameo appearance.

Chart performance[edit]

"Don't Happen Twice" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of January 20, 2001.

Chart (2001) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 26

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 3


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 91. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  3. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  4. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 

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Preceded by
"Ain't Nothing 'bout You"
by Brooks & Dunn
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

June 9, 2001
Succeeded by
"Grown Men Don't Cry"
by Tim McGraw