I Ain't Living Long Like This

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"I Ain't Living Long Like This" is a song written by Rodney Crowell for his 1978 album Ain't Living Long Like This. "I Ain't Living Long Like This" was first recorded in 1978 by Emmylou Harris as a track for her album, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town.

Waylon Jennings version[edit]

"I Ain't Living Long Like This"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album What Goes Around Comes Around
B-side "It's the World Gone Crazy (Cotillion)"
Released December 1979
Format 7" single
Genre
Length 4:44
Label RCA
Writer(s) Rodney Crowell
Producer(s) Richie Albright
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"Come with Me"
(1979)
"I Ain't Living Long Like This"
(1979)
"Clyde"
(1980)
  • In 1979, Waylon Jennings recorded the song for his album What Goes Around Comes Around. His version was his eleventh number one on the country chart.[1] It is included on the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack and played on the in-game radio station Rebel Radio.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979–80) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Other recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 175. 
  2. ^ "Rockstar reveals definitive GTA 5 radio station song list: From Rick James to FIDLAR". Metro (DMG Media). 3 October 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Waylon Jennings – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Waylon Jennings.
  4. ^ "The Music". Webb Wilder. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
Preceded by
"Years"
by Barbara Mandrell
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 1, 1980
Succeeded by
"My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"
by Willie Nelson
Preceded by
"My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"
by Willie Nelson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 12, 1980
Succeeded by
"I'd Love to Lay You Down"
by Conway Twitty