If You Can't Be Good (Be Good at It)

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"If You Can't Be Good (Be Good at It)"
Single by Neal McCoy
from the album Be Good at It
Released October 18, 1997
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Troy Seals, Blue Miller
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
Neal McCoy singles chronology
"The Shake"
"If You Can't Be Good (Be Good at It)"
"Party On"

"If You Can't Be Good (Be Good at It)" is a song written by Troy Seals and Blue Miller, and recorded by American country music artist Neal McCoy. It was released in October 1997 as the first single from the album Be Good at It. The song reached #22 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

A review in Billboard noted that the production of Kyle Lehning gave the song a "different feel sonically" from McCoy's previous releases, but added that "it's still the personality in McCoy's voice that sells this type of tune."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997–1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 15
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 22


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 222. 
  2. ^ "Reviews". Billboard: 80. October 18, 1997. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3462." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 23, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Neal McCoy – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Neal McCoy.

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