I Can't Get Close Enough

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"I Can't Get Close Enough"
Single by Exile
from the album Shelter from the Night
B-side"As Long as I Have Your Memory"
ReleasedAugust 1987
Songwriter(s)J.P. Pennington
Sonny LeMaire
Producer(s)Elliot Scheiner
Exile singles chronology
"She's Too Good to Be True"
"I Can't Get Close Enough"
"Feel Like Foolin' Around"

"I Can't Get Close Enough" is a song written by J.P. Pennington and Sonny LeMaire and recorded by American country music group Exile. It was released in August 1987 as the first single from the album Shelter from the Night. "I Can't Get Close Enough" was Exile's tenth and final number one country hit. The single went to number for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1]


Chart (1987–1988) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 118.
  2. ^ "Exile Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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