If the Good Die Young
|"If the Good Die Young"|
|Single by Tracy Lawrence|
|from the album Alibis|
|Released||January 24, 1994|
|Tracy Lawrence singles chronology|
"If the Good Die Young" is a song written by Craig Wiseman and Paul Nelson, and recorded by American country music artist Tracy Lawrence. It was released in January 1994 as the fourth and last single from his album Alibis. In April of that year, it became that album's fourth consecutive Number One hit, reaching the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.
The song is an up-tempo accompanied by electric guitar. It describes a rebellious male character who claims that he will "live forever if the good die young".
The song's music video was filmed at Charlotte Motor Speedway and features footage of NASCAR drivers, including dedication to both Alan Kulwicki and Davey Allison who had been killed in off-track incidents in 1993. Lawrence drove a Chevrolet Lumina with his name on it in the video.
"If the Good Die Young" debuted at number 64 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 5, 1994.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||17|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||32|
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- "Best of 1994: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
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|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
April 16—April 23, 1994
"Piece of My Heart"
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"Nobody Gets Too Much Love"
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|RPM Country Tracks
April 18—April 25, 1994