I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried

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"I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried"
Single by Rodney Crowell
from the album Diamonds & Dirt
B-side "When The Blue Hour Comes"
Released May 1988
Format 7"
Recorded October 26, 1987
Genre Country
Length 3:17
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Rodney Crowell
Producer(s) Tony Brown and Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell singles chronology
"It's Such a Small World" (with Rosanne Cash)
"I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried"
"She's Crazy for Leavin'"

"I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried" is a song written and performed by American country music artist Rodney Crowell. It was released in May 1988 as the second single from Crowell's album Diamonds & Dirt. "I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried" was the first of his five number one country singles. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of thirteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (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. 93. 
  2. ^ "Rodney Crowell – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Rodney Crowell.

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Preceded by
"The Wanderer"
by Eddie Rabbitt
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 3, 1988
Succeeded by
"(Do You Love Me) Just Say Yes"
by Highway 101
Preceded by
by Dan Seals
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 17, 1988