I Take My Chances

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"I Take My Chances"
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Single by Mary Chapin Carpenter
from the album Come On Come On
B-side "Come On Come On"
Released April 25, 1994
Genre Country
Length 3:47
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Mary Chapin Carpenter
Don Schlitz
Producer(s) Mary Chapin Carpenter
John Jennings
Mary Chapin Carpenter singles chronology
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her"
"I Take My Chances"
"Shut Up and Kiss Me"

"I Take My Chances" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Mary Chapin Carpenter. It was released in April 1994 as the seventh and final single from her album Come On Come On. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in July 1994.[1] It was written by Carpenter and Don Schlitz.


The song is an ode to the joys of risking it all.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that it "achieves the perfect balance of intellect and accessibility."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"I Take My Chances" debuted at number 62 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 1, 1994.

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 65
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 42


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