I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World

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"I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World"
Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album There's No Gettin' Over Me
B-side "It Happens Every Time (I Think of You)"
Released October 1981 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1981
Genre Country, pop
Length 3:35
Label RCA
Writer(s) Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan, Charles Quillen
Producer(s) Ronnie Milsap, Tom Collins
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"(There's) No Gettin' Over Me"
"I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World"
"Any Day Now"

"I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World" is a song written by Charles Quillen, Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, and recorded by American country music singer Ronnie Milsap. It was released in October 1981 as the second single from the album There's No Gettin' Over Me. The song became one of his biggest hits in his recording career and came during the peak of his crossover success.

Tom Jurek, a music reviewer and writer for Allmusic, cited "I Wouldn't Have Missed It ..." as "urban cowboy country music in its purest essence," referring to the pop crossover-style of country music that was in vogue during the early 1980s. The song — which prominently featured backing vocals, a harp and acoustic guitar — had a chorus that, wrote Jurek, "is so infectious it could be heard being hummed and whistled on street corners and its words being sung in barrooms and dancehalls throughout the rest of 1981."[1]


His 19th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in January 1982, "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World" reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also reached No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Singles chart.

A video was also produced of the song, and it has aired on The Nashville Network, CMT and GAC.

Chart (1981-1982) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 20
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


Works cited

  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006," 2007.

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Preceded by
"Fourteen Carat Mind"
by Gene Watson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 16, 1982
Succeeded by
"Red Neckin' Love Makin' Night"
by Conway Twitty
Preceded by
"Love in the First Degree"
by Alabama
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 23-January 30, 1982
Succeeded by
"The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)"
by Juice Newton