I Just Wanna Be Mad

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"I Just Wanna Be Mad"
I Just Wanna Be Mad cover.png
Single by Terri Clark
from the album Pain to Kill
B-side "Three Mississippi"[1]
Released August 26, 2002
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label Mercury Nashville
Songwriter(s) Kelley Lovelace
Lee Thomas Miller
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore
Keith Stegall
Terri Clark singles chronology
"I Just Wanna Be Mad"
"Three Mississippi"
"I Just Wanna Be Mad"
"Three Mississippi"
Music video
"I Just Wanna Be Mad" at CMT.com

"I Just Wanna Be Mad" is a song written by Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller, and recorded by Canadian country music artist Terri Clark. It was released in August 2002 as the first single released from Clark's album Pain to Kill. It peaked at number 2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] Clark's performance of the song was nominated for a 2003 Juno Award for Country Recording of the Year.[3]

The song was originally to be recorded by John Michael Montgomery.[4]


The song is an impassioned lyric about sticking it out in a relationship.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it an "uptempo, easy-to-sing-along-with, radio-friendly ode to the complexities of modern relationships, and Clark gives it all she's got." She goes on to say that the writers, Lovelace and Miller, have "crafted a lyric that examines the dynamics of relationships."[5]

Music video[edit]

A music video was released for the song, directed by Deaton-Flanigen Productions.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

"I Just Wanna Be Mad" debuted at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 31, 2002.

Chart (2002–2003) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 27

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 18


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 95–96. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Chart listing for "I Just Wanna Be Mad"". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Artist Summary | The JUNO Awards". Juno Award. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Terri Clark Pain to Thrill
  5. ^ Billboard, September 7, 2002
  6. ^ "I Just Wanna Be Mad" music video
  7. ^ "Terri Clark – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Terri Clark.
  8. ^ "Terri Clark – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Terri Clark.
  9. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 

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