I Don't Want to Be a Memory

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"I Don't Want to Be a Memory"
Single by Exile
from the album Exile
B-side "After All These Years"
Released March 1984
Genre Country
Length 3:42
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) J.P. Pennington
Sonny LeMaire
Producer(s) Buddy Killen
Exile singles chronology
"Woke Up in Love"
"I Don't Want to Be a Memory"
"Give Me One More Chance"

"I Don't Want to Be a Memory" is a song written by J.P. Pennington and Sonny LeMaire, and recorded by American country music group Exile. It was released in March 1984 as the third single from the album Exile. "I Don't Want to Be a Memory" was Exile's second number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) 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" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Exile.

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Preceded by
"Somebody's Needin' Somebody"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 14, 1984
Succeeded by
"Just Another Woman in Love"
by Anne Murray
Preceded by
"Just Another Woman in Love"
by Anne Murray
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 4, 1984
Succeeded by
"Angel in Disguise"
by Earl Thomas Conley