If We're Not Back in Love by Monday

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"If We're Not Back in Love by Monday"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Ramblin' Fever
B-side "I Think It's Gone Forever"
Released March 21, 1977
Genre Country
Length 3:14
Label MCA
Writer(s) Sonny Throckmorton, Glenn Martin
Producer(s) Fuzzy Owen, Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Cherokee Maiden"
"If We're Not Back in Love by Monday"
"Ramblin' Fever"

"If We're Not Back in Love by Monday" is a song written by Sonny Throckmorton and Glenn Martin, and first recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in March 1977 as the first single from the album Ramblin' Fever. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Later in 1977, Millie Jackson recorded a cover version for her album Feelin' Bitchy, which was released as a single and hit the Billboard R&B charts, peaking at #5.[2]

In 1978, the song was released by Sonny Throckmorton on his debut album, Last Cheater's Waltz.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 147. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 285. 
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.