If I Had You (Alabama song)

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"If I Had You"
Single by Alabama
from the album Southern Star
B-side "I Showed Her"
Released February 13, 1989
Genre Country
Length 3:35
Label RCA
Writer(s) Danny Mayo
Kerry Chater
Producer(s) Alabama
Barry Beckett
Larry Michael Lee
Josh Leo
Alabama singles chronology
"Song of the South"
"If I Had You"
"High Cotton"

"If I Had You" is a song written by Kerry Chater and Danny Mayo, and recorded by American country music group Alabama. It was released in February 1989 as the second single from the album Southern Star. "If I Had You" was Alabama's twenty-fifth number one on the country chart. The single went number one for one week and spent thirteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

The song was covered by Andy Williams on his 1991 album Nashville and Eddy Arnold on his 1993 album Last of the Love Song Singers: Then and Now.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 47
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 42


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6358." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 29, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Is It Still Over?"
by Randy Travis
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 20, 1989
Succeeded by
"After All This Time"
by Rodney Crowell
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 29, 1989

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