How Was I to Know (Reba McEntire song)

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"How Was I To Know"
Single by Reba McEntire
from the album What If It's You
B-side "Just Looking for Him"
Released November 1996
Format CD single
Recorded May 1996
Genre Country
Length 3:42
Label MCA
Writer(s) Cathy Majeski, Sunny Russ, Stephony Smith
Producer(s) John Guess and Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire singles chronology
"The Fear of Being Alone"
"How Was I To Know"
"I'd Rather Ride Around with You"

"How Was I To Know" is a song written Stephony Smith, Cathy Majeski and Sonny Russ, and recorded by American country music singer Reba McEntire. It was released in November 1996 as the second single from the album What If It's You. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996-1997) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 17
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 15


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 227. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3180." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 14, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "Reba McEntire – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"We Danced Anyway"
by Deana Carter
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

March 29, 1997
Succeeded by
"(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing"
by Trace Adkins
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 14, 1997