If You Want Me To

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"If You Want Me To"
Single by Joe Diffie
from the album A Thousand Winding Roads
B-side "Home"
Released December 11, 1990
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 3:42
Label Epic
Writer(s) Joe Diffie, Larry Williams
Producer(s) Johnny Slate, Bob Montgomery
Joe Diffie singles chronology
"If You Want Me To"
"If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)"

"If You Want Me To" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Joe Diffie. It was released in December 1990 as the second single from his debut album A Thousand Winding Roads. The song reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. The song was written by Diffie and Larry Williams.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marius Penczner and premiered in late 1990.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 53 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated December 15, 1990. It charted for 20 weeks on that chart, and peaked at number 2 on the country chart[1] dated March 2, 1991.


Chart (1990–1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 47
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 37


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 106. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1472." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 23, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Joe Diffie – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Joe Diffie.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Walk on Faith"
by Mike Reid
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 23, 1991
Succeeded by
"I'd Love You All Over Again"
by Alan Jackson