I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)

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"I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)"
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Single by Alabama
from the album American Pride
B-side "Sometimes Out of Touch"
Released September 1, 1992
Recorded May 5, 1992
Genre Country
Length 2:50
Label RCA
Alabama singles chronology
"Take a Little Trip"
"I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)"
"Once Upon a Lifetime"

"I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)" is a song written by Roger Murrah and Randy VanWarmer, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in September 1992 as the second single from their album American Pride. The song hit number one on both the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.[1]


The song is an up-tempo, in which the narrator discusses the rather fast pace of the current society. He states that he is always in a hurry, but has no explanation as to why he is rushing.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 67

Cover version[edit]

Florida Georgia Line covered the song on the 2013 album Alabama & Friends. This version peaked at number 47 on Hot Country Songs and number 82 on the Canadian Hot 100.


  1. ^ "allmusic ((( American Pride > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1878." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 12, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"No One Else on Earth"
by Wynonna
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

November 21-November 28, 1992
Succeeded by
"I Cross My Heart"
by George Strait
Preceded by
"If There Hadn't Been You"
by Billy Dean
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 12, 1992