It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You

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"It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You"
Single by George Strait
from the album #7
B-side "Rhythm of the Road"
Released August 25, 1986
Format 7" single
Recorded January 28, 1986
Genre Country
Length 2:52
Label MCA 52914
Writer(s) Dean Dillon, Royce Porter
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen & George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her"
"It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You'"
"Ocean Front Property"

"It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You" the title of a song written by Dean Dillon and Royce Porter, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in August 1986 as the second and final single from his album #7. "It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You" was his 9th #1 single.[1]


The narrator is a man who laid it all out on the line for the girl of his dreams. He got burned and made into a fool when she left him. Even when his friends tried to tell him he couldn’t listen.

Critical reception[edit]

Leeann Ward of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying that "hearing the first strains of the simple piano intro makes it almost impossible to get the tune out of your head once it’s there." She goes on to say that Strait’s "delivery of a mix of sadness and regret, with a hint of frustration, turns this song into something substantive with a relatable scenario."[2]

Cover version[edit]

Kenny Chesney has recorded a version of this song. It was only available as a B-side for his "Never Wanted Nothing More" Ringle in 2007.


"It Ain't Cool" reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and number 5 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Chart (1986) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 
  2. ^ Song review
  3. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.

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Preceded by
"Touch Me When We're Dancing"
by Alabama
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 6, 1986
Succeeded by
"Hell and High Water"
by T. Graham Brown