If I Didn't Have You (Randy Travis song)

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"If I Didn't Have You"
Single by Randy Travis
from the album Greatest Hits, Volume 1
B-side "I'd Surrender All"/"I Told You So"
Released August 3, 1992
Format CD Single, 7" 45 RPM
Genre Country
Length 3:07
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s) Skip Ewing, Max D. Barnes
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
Randy Travis singles chronology
"I'd Surrender All"
"If I Didn't Have You"
"Look Heart, No Hands"
"I'd Surrender All"
"If I Didn't Have You"
"Look Heart, No Hands"

"If I Didn't Have You" is a song written by Skip Ewing and Max D. Barnes, and recorded by American country music singer Randy Travis. It was released in August 1992 as the lead-off single from his Greatest Hits, Volume 1 compilation album. The song became Travis' thirteenth Number One single on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Travis "showcases his George Jones influence on a frolicking copyright, but he seems to strain in places." She goes on to call the song "hip musicianship."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Shea and premiered in mid-1992.

Chart positions[edit]

"If I Didn't Have You" debuted at number 65 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 15, 1992.

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 9
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 53
Preceded by
"In This Life"
by Collin Raye
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

October 17, 1992
Succeeded by
"No One Else on Earth"
by Wynonna
Preceded by
"Love's Got a Hold on You"
by Alan Jackson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 31-November 7, 1992


  1. ^ Billboard, August 8, 1992
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1913." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 31, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Randy Travis Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

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