I Saw the Light (Wynonna Judd song)

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"I Saw the Light"
Single by Wynonna
from the album Wynonna
B-side "When I Reach the Place I'm Goin'"
Released May 4, 1992
Genre Country
Length 3:55
Label MCA/Curb
Writer(s) Andrew Gold
Lisa Angelle
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Wynonna singles chronology
"She Is His Only Need"
"I Saw the Light"
"No One Else on Earth"

"I Saw the Light" is a song written by Andrew Gold and Lisa Angelle, and recorded by American country music artist Wynonna. It was released in May 1992 as the second single from Wynonna's self-titled debut album, it was also that album's second Number One hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. It was also ranked by Billboard as the Number One country hit for 1992.


The narrator of the song discovers her lover is cheating on her when she peeks through the windows of his house and sees him romancing another woman, and afterward announces that she is leaving him.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[1] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 8
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1


  1. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2003." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 18, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "Wynonna – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Wynonna.
  3. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Achy Breaky Heart"
by Billy Ray Cyrus
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

July 4-July 18, 1992
Succeeded by
"The River"
by Garth Brooks
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 18-August 1, 1992
Preceded by
"Don't Rock the Jukebox"
by Alan Jackson
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number one single of the year

Succeeded by
by Alan Jackson