It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings

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"It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings"
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Single by Mark Chesnutt
from the album Wings
B-side "I May Be a Fool"[1]
Released December 18, 1995
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label Decca
Songwriter(s) Jerry Foster, Roger Lavoie, Johnny Morris
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Mark Chesnutt singles chronology
"It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings"
"Wrong Place, Wrong Time"

"It Wouldn't to Have Wings" is a song written by Jerry Foster, Roger Lavoie and Johnny Morris, and recorded by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. It was released in December 1995 as the second single from the album Wings. The song reached number 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 4 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Chesnutt "makes the trials of heartbreak sound survivable in this fiddle-laced tune that eloquently states, 'They say time can fly like a magical thing, but it sure wouldn't hurt to have wings.'"[2]

Chart performance[edit]

"It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of December 30, 1995.

Chart (1995–1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 82
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 42


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 92–93. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, December 16, 1995
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2948." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 22, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Mark Chesnutt – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Mark Chesnutt.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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