I Didn't Know My Own Strength (Lorrie Morgan song)

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"I Didn't Know My Own Strength"
I Didn't Know My Own Strength single.jpg
Single by Lorrie Morgan
from the album Reflections: Greatest Hits
B-side "War Paint"[1]
Released May 6, 1995[2]
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:19
Label BNA
Songwriter(s) Rick Bowles, Robert Byrne[3]
Producer(s) James Stroud
Lorrie Morgan singles chronology
"Heart over Mind"
"I Didn't Know My Own Strength"
"Back in Your Arms Again"
"Heart over Mind"
"I Didn't Know My Own Strength"
"Back in Your Arms Again"

"I Didn't Know My Own Strength" is a song written by Rick Bowles and Robert Byrne, and recorded by American country music artist Lorrie Morgan. It was released in May 1995 as the first single from her album Reflections: Greatest Hits. The song became Morgan's third and final Number One on the U.S. country singles charts in August 1995.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 23
Preceded by
"I Don't Even Know Your Name" by Alan Jackson
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks number-one single
August 12, 1995
Succeeded by
"You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" by Brooks & Dunn


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 286–287. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, May 6, 1995, page 24, "Formidable combination: Hot Shot Debut honors for 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength' at No. 62," by Wade Jessen
  3. ^ Campbell, Al. "Greatest Hits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2726." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 14, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "Lorrie Morgan – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lorrie Morgan.
  6. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 

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