Famous Last Words of a Fool

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"Famous Last Words of a Fool"
Single by George Strait
from the album If You Ain't Lovin', You Ain't Livin'
B-side "It's Too Late Now"
Released January 11, 1988
Format 7" single
Recorded September 30, 1987
Genre Country
Length 3:37
Label MCA 53248
Writer(s) Dean Dillon, Rex Huston
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen, George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Am I Blue"
"Famous Last Words of a Fool"
"Baby Blue"

"Famous Last Words of a Fool" is a song written by Dean Dillon and Rex Huston, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in January 1988 as the first single from his album If You Ain't Lovin', You Ain't Livin'.

The song was co-written by Dean Dillon, whose version peaked at number 67 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1983.

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B- grade, calling it "a solid song, but Strait’s performance is oddly distant, and he sings it in a register that’s slightly too low."[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Dean Dillon[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 67

George Strait[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ CountryUniverse.net Song review
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 

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Preceded by
"Love Will Find Its Way to You"
by Reba McEntire
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 9, 1988
Succeeded by
"I Wanna Dance with You"
by Eddie Rabbitt
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 16, 1988