I Wouldn't Change You If I Could

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"I Wouldn't Change You If I Could"
Single by Ricky Skaggs
from the album Highways & Heartaches
B-side "One Way Rider"
Released January 17, 1983
Genre Country
Length 3:02
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Paul Jones
Arthur Q. Smith
Producer(s) Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs singles chronology
"I Wouldn't Change You If I Could"
"Highway 40 Blues"

"I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" is a song written by Paul Jones and Arthur Q. Smith, and recorded by American country music artist Ricky Skaggs, as well as Reno & Smiley and Jim Eanes. It was released in January 1983 as the second single from the album Highways & Heartaches. "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" was Ricky Skaggs' fourth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) 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. 315. 
  2. ^ "Ricky Skaggs – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ricky Skaggs.

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Preceded by
"The Rose"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 19, 1983
Succeeded by
by John Anderson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 2, 1983
Succeeded by
"We've Got Tonight"
by Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton