Kids Say the Darndest Things (song)

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"Kids Say the Darndest Things"
Single by Tammy Wynette
from the album Kids Say the Darndest Things
B-side "I Wish I Had a Mommy Like You"
Released March 1973
Genre Country
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Billy Sherrill
Glenn Sutton
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
Tammy Wynette singles chronology
"'Til I Get It Right"
"Kids Say the Darndest Things"
"One Final Stand"
"'Til I Get It Right"
"Kids Say the Darndest Things"
"One Final Stand"

"Kids Say the Darndest Things" is a song written by Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton, and recorded by American country music artist Tammy Wynette. It was released in March 1973 as the first single and title track from the album Kids Say the Darndest Things. It was Wynette's thirteenth number one on the U.S. country singles chart, staying at number one for a single week and spending a total of thirteen weeks on the chart.[1] In the song, the narrator reveals her marital problems, by way of innocent comments her small children repeat, which they'd overheard their parents make ("My four-year old said 'I want a divorce', now where did she hear that").

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 72
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 400. 
Preceded by
"You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)"
by Johnny Rodriguez
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

June 16, 1973
Succeeded by
"Satin Sheets"
by Jeanne Pruett