It Would Be You

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It Would Be You
Studio album by Gary Allan
Released May 19, 1998
Genre Country
Length 42:31
Label Decca Nashville
Producer Mark Wright
Byron Hill
Gary Allan chronology
Used Heart for Sale
It Would Be You
Smoke Rings in the Dark
Singles from It Would Be You
  1. "It Would Be You"
    Released: February 10, 1998
  2. "No Man in His Wrong Heart"
    Released: August 27, 1998
  3. "I'll Take Today"
    Released: November 7, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]

It Would Be You is an album by American country music singer Gary Allan. It was released on May 19, 1998 on the Decca Nashville label. This was Allan's second album and it produced three hit singles, "It Would Be You", "No Man in His Wrong Heart", and "I'll Take Today". The title track was a number 7 hit for him on the Hot Country Songs charts in 1998.


"No Judgement Day", the final track on this compilation, is a hidden track.[3] Written by Allen Shamblin, this song is based on the true story of a restaurant owner in Texas, who was murdered by a former employee and two accomplices in search of money.[4]

Several of this album's songs were originally recorded by other artists. "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long" was written by Marty Stuart, whose original recording (from his 1990 album Hillbilly Rock) was a number 42 single for him on the country charts in 1989. "She Loves Me (She Don't Love You)" was originally recorded by Conway Twitty, and later by George Strait on his 1990 album Livin' It Up. In addition, the single "I'll Take Today" was originally recorded by Tanya Tucker on her 1994 album Fire to Fire, and by Ty England on his 1996 album Two Ways to Fall.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It Would Be You" Dana Hunt Black, Kent Robbins 2:55
2. "No Man in His Wrong Heart" Trey Bruce, Ronnie Rogers 4:13
3. "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long" Kostas, Marty Stuart 3:35
4. "I'll Take Today" Bill Robinson, Robbins 2:57
5. "I Ain't Runnin' Yet" Gary Nicholson, Jamie O'Hara 4:27
6. "She Loves Me (She Don't Love You)" Conway Twitty 3:22
7. "I've Got a Quarter in My Pocket" Billy Yates, Jake Kelly 2:34
8. "Baby I Will" Gary Allan, Odie Blackmon, Kelly 3:12
9. "Red Lips, Blue Eyes, Little White Lies" Kostas, Brent Moyer 3:00
10. "It Took Us All Night Long to Say Goodbye" Wayland Holyfield, Bob McDill 3:02
11. "Forgotten, But Not Gone" Buzz Cason, Johnny MacRae 3:15
12. "No Judgement Day" (hidden track) Allen Shamblin 4:53
Total length: 42:31


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1998) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 21
U.S. Billboard 200 132
U.S. Billboard Top Heateekers 2


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1998 "It Would Be You" 7 101 23
"No Man in His Wrong Heart" 43 74
"I'll Take Today" 47 70
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ Pendragon, Jana. "It Would Be You review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Nash, Alanna (May 29, 1998). "It Would Be You review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Remz, Jeffrey B. "Gary Allan - It Would Be You". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  4. ^ Pond, Neil (November 1998). "Sound Advice: Dwight's Long Way Home". Country America. 10 (1): 30.