I Don't Think I Will

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"I Don't Think I Will"
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Single by James Bonamy
from the album What I Live to Do
B-side "Heartbreak School"[1]
Released May 14, 1996[2]
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Genre Country
Length 3:34
Label Epic
Writer(s) Doug Johnson
Producer(s) Doug Johnson
James Bonamy singles chronology
"She's Got a Mind of Her Own"
"I Don't Think I Will"
"All I Do Is Love Her"

"I Don't Think I Will" is a song written by Doug Johnson, and recorded by American country music artist James Bonamy. It was released on May 14, 1996 as the third single from the album What I Live to Do. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and is his highest-charting single.


The song is a ballad in which the narrator discusses loving his significant other forever.

Critical reception[edit]

Dan Kuchar of Country Standard Time thought that "I Don't Think I Will" was one of the strongest tracks on the album, saying that it was "tender."[3] Bob Paxman, in The Encyclopedia of Country Music, wrote that Bonamy is "capable of tackling emotionally complex ballads, even with his relative youth and limited life experience."[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Greg Crutcher and premiered in mid-1996.

Chart performance[edit]

"I Don't Think I Will" debuted at number 67 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 11, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 87
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 36


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 54. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/bonamy_james/1482411/album.jhtml
  3. ^ Kuchar, Dan. "What I Live to Do review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Paul Kingsbury, ed. (November 5, 1998). The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Oxford University. p. 44. 
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7758." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 30, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  6. ^ "James Bonamy – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for James Bonamy.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.