Half Way Up

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"Half Way Up"
Single by Clint Black
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side "Cadillac Jack Favor"[1]
Released November 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
Format CD single, cassette single
Genre Country
Length 3:58
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Clint Black
Hayden Nicholas
Producer(s) James Stroud
Clint Black singles chronology
"Like the Rain"
"Half Way Up"
"Still Holding On"
"Like the Rain"
"Half Way Up"
"Still Holding On"

"Half Way Up" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Clint Black. It was released in November 1996 as the second single from his Greatest Hits album. It peaked at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and reached number 2 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.[1] It was written by Black with Hayden Nicholas.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the song has a "positively insinuating groove." She goes on to say that Black's "textured performance and meaty lyric as calling cards should make it a quick favorite."[2]

Chart positions[edit]

"Half Way Up" debuted at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 30, 1996.

Chart (1996–1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 23
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 48


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 50–51. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Reviews: Country". Billboard. 108 (49): 78. December 7, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9810." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 10, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Clint Black – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Clint Black.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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