Fourteen Minutes Old

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"Fourteen Minutes Old"
Doug Stone - fourteen minutes old.jpg
Single by Doug Stone
from the album Doug Stone
B-side "High Weeds and Rust"[1]
Released June 28, 1990[2]
Format CD single, Cassingle, 7-inch single
Genre Country
Length 2:55
Label Epic (73425)
Writer(s) A.L. "Doodle" Owens, Dennis Knutson
Producer(s) Doug Johnson
Doug Stone singles chronology
"I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)"
"Fourteen Minutes Old'"
"These Lips Don't Know How to Say Goodbye"

"Fourteen Minutes Old" is a song written by A.L. "Doodle" Owens and Dennis Knutson, and recorded by American country music artist Doug Stone. It was released in June 1990 as the second single from his self titled debut album. It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 5 on The Canadian RPM Tracks chart.


The song's narrator is at home by himself, counting the minutes since his lover left: "There's still some coffee in her cup / And it's not even cold / And her memory's only 14 minutes old." This line changes to 15, then 16 minutes as the song progresses.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 51
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 63


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 405. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ AOL Music profile for "Fourteen Minutes Old"
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1305." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 13, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Doug Stone – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Doug Stone.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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