For My Broken Heart (song)
|"For My Broken Heart"|
|Single by Reba McEntire|
|from the album For My Broken Heart|
|Released||September 30, 1991|
|Format||CD single, cassette single|
|Length||4:18 (album version)|
|Writer(s)||Keith Palmer, Liz Hengber|
|Producer(s)||Tony Brown and Reba McEntire|
|Reba McEntire singles chronology|
"For My Broken Heart" is a song written by Keith Palmer and Liz Hengber, and recorded by American country music singer Reba McEntire. It was released in September 1991 as the first single and title track from her album For My Broken Heart. The song was a Number One hit for her, topping the country singles charts in both the U.S. and Canada.
"For My Broken Heart" chronicles a failed relationship. In the first verse, the male is packing up his belongings and then leaving. After falling asleep on the couch, she reluctantly wakes up and, despite being "so sure life wouldn't go on" without him, she says "I guess the world didn't stop for my broken heart." The song's radio edit omits a string section prelude.
"For My Broken Heart" debuted at number 64 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts dated for October 12, 1991. It peaked at number 1 on the chart dated for December 7, 1991 and held the position for two weeks. The song was also a Number One country hit in Canada, holding that position on the RPM Country Tracks chart dated for December 21.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||88|
"Forever Together" by Randy Travis
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks number-one single
December 7-December 14, 1991
"My Next Broken Heart" by Brooks & Dunn
|RPM Country Tracks number-one single
December 21, 1991
"Love, Me" by Collin Raye
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- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1701." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
- "Reba McEntire – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
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