It Was Almost Like a Song

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"It Was Almost Like a Song"
It Was Almost Like a Song - Ronnie Milsap.jpg
Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album It Was Almost Like a Song
B-side"It Don't Hurt to Dream"
ReleasedMay 1977 (U.S.)
RecordedApril 1977
GenreCountry, pop
LabelRCA 10976
Songwriter(s)Hal David and Archie Jordan
Producer(s)Tom Collins and Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"Let My Love Be Your Pillow"
"It Was Almost Like a Song"
"What a Difference You've Made in My Life"

"It Was Almost Like a Song" is a song written by Hal David and Archie Jordan, and recorded by American country music singer Ronnie Milsap. It was released in May 1977 as the first single and title track from the album It Was Almost Like a Song. It became one of the greatest hits of his recording career upon its release in 1977.

In July 1977, "It Was Almost Like a Song" was Milsap's eighth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart.[1] The song also became his first Billboard Hot 100 chart entry, peaking No. 16. and also on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Singles chart, where it peaked at No. 7.[2]

"It Was Almost Like a Song" provided the basis for the title of Milsap's biography, Almost Like a Song, which he co-wrote with Tom Carter.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 16
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[5] 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 12
Canadian RPM Top Singles 7
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 6


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 232.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 171.
  3. ^ "Ronnie Milsap Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Ronnie Milsap Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Ronnie Milsap Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.

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