Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous

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"Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous"
Tracy Byrd - Lifestyles.jpg
Single by Tracy Byrd
from the album No Ordinary Man
B-side "You Never Know Just How Good You've Got It"[1]
Released April 26, 1994[2]
Format CD single
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Country
Length 2:51
Label MCA
Writer(s) Byron Hill
Wayne Tester
Producer(s) Jerry Crutchfield
Tracy Byrd singles chronology
"Why Don't That Telephone Ring"
"Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous"
"Watermelon Crawl"

"Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous" is a song written by Byron Hill and Wayne Tester, and recorded by American country music artist Tracy Byrd. It was released in April 1994 as the first single from the album No Ordinary Man. The song won an ASCAP Award for being among the most performed country songs of 1994.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the song is "chock full of hilarious white trash-isms" and calls it Byrd's best single so far. [3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 4
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[5] 15
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 56
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 52


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 73. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
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  3. ^ Billboard, April 23, 1994
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2548." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 1, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tracy Byrd – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Tracy Byrd.
  6. ^ "Tracy Byrd – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tracy Byrd.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of 1994: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.