I.O.U. (Lee Greenwood song)

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Single by Lee Greenwood
from the album Somebody's Gonna Love You
B-side "Another You"
Released March 1983
Genre Country
Length 3:05
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Kerry Chater
Austin Roberts
Producer(s) Jerry Crutchfield
Lee Greenwood singles chronology
"Ain't No Trick (It Takes Magic)"
"Somebody's Gonna Love You"
"Ain't No Trick (It Takes Magic)"
"Somebody's Gonna Love You"

"I.O.U. (I Owe You)" is a song written by Kerry Chater and Austin Roberts, and performed by American country music artist Lee Greenwood. It was released in March 1983 the first single from his album Somebody's Gonna Love You. The single peaked at number 6 on the U.S. country charts[1] and number 4 in Canada. It also peaked at number 4 on the U.S. adult contemporary charts. Other than "God Bless the USA", it is Greenwood's biggest crossover hit, peaking at number 53 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 53
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 4


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 144. 
  2. ^ "Lee Greenwood – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lee Greenwood.
  3. ^ "Lee Greenwood – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Lee Greenwood.
  4. ^ "Lee Greenwood – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Lee Greenwood.

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