If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin'

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If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin'
Studio album by George Strait
Released February 22, 1988 (1988-02-22)
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 28:20
Label MCA
George Strait chronology
Greatest Hits Volume Two
(1987)Greatest Hits Volume Two1987
If You Ain't Lovin', You Ain't Livin'
Beyond the Blue Neon
(1989)Beyond the Blue Neon1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars [2]

If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin' is the eighth studio album by American country music artist George Strait, released on February 22, 1988 by MCA Records. It is certified platinum by the RIAA and it produced three singles for Strait on the Hot Country Songs charts: the title track (originally recorded by Faron Young), "Baby Blue", and "Famous Last Words of a Fool", all of which reached Number One.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" Tommy Collins 2:21
2. "Under These Conditions" Ronnie McDowell, Joe Meador, Troy Seals 3:30
3. "Baby Blue" Aaron Barker 3:35
4. "Don't Mind If I Do" Skip Ewing, Don Sampson 3:21
5. "Bigger Man Than Me" Curtis Wayne 2:51
6. "Famous Last Words of a Fool" Dean Dillon, Rex Huston 3:37
7. "It's Too Late Now" David Chamberlain 2:30
8. "Is It That Time Again" Buddy Cannon, Dillon, Vern Gosdin 2:53
9. "Let's Get Down to It" L. David Lewis 2:04
10. "Back to Bein' Me" Hank Cochran, Dillon 2:35
Total length: 28:20[1]



  • Bob Bullock – engineer
  • Willie Peaver – engineer
  • Tim Kish – engineer
  • John Guess – mixer
  • Marty Williams – engineer
  • Russ Martin – engineer
  • Milan Bogdan – digital editing
  • Jessie Noble – project coordinator
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Mickey Braithwaite – design
  • Rick Henson – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 87


  1. ^ a b If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin' at AllMusic
  2. ^ Lewis, Randy (1988-05-22). "Strait and Narrow". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
Preceded by
Wild-Eyed Dream
by Ricky Van Shelton
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 23 – May 7, 1988
Succeeded by
Always & Forever
by Randy Travis