I Can't Unlove You

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"I Can't Unlove You"
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Water & Bridges
ReleasedDecember 12, 2005 (2005-12-12)
LabelCapitol Nashville
Songwriter(s)Wade Kirby
Will Robinson
Producer(s)Dann Huff
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"My World Is Over"
"I Can't Unlove You"
"The Last Ten Years (Superman)"

"I Can't Unlove You" is a song recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in December 2005 as the first single from his album Water & Bridges. The song was written by Wade Kirby and Will Robinson. In Brazil, the song had a version titled "Eu Não Sei Dizer Que Eu Não Te Amo", performed by the duo Edson & Hudson in Portuguese and by Kenny Rogers in English.

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe wrote that Rogers "sounds as good as ever on this breakup song that rises above its awkward title."[1] The song also received a favorable review from Deborah Evans Price of Billboard, who said that "Rogers delivers this gorgeous ballad in the warm, straightforward style that has made him a household name."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil and premiered in December 2005.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at #57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of December 10, 2005. It would be his final Top 20 single.[4]

Chart (2005–2006) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 93


  1. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (December 3, 2005). "Single Reviews: Dec. 3, 2005". Country Universe. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  2. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (January 21, 2006). "Reviews". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kenny Rogers : I Can't Unlove You". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  4. ^ Gilbert, Calvin (December 3, 2005). "Music Charts: Garth Brooks Omitted by Technicality". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Kenny Rogers Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Kenny Rogers Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.