Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It

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"Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It"
TMG - Maybe We Should Just Sleep cover.jpg
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album All I Want
ReleasedOctober 7, 1996
  • Jerry Laseter
  • Kerry Kurt Phillips
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart"
"Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It"
"It's Your Love"

"Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It" is a song written by Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in October 1996 as the fifth and final single from his third studio album All I Want (1995). It peaked at number 4 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, while it reached number one on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[1]


The narrator's significant other has decided to break up with him. He tries to convince her to stay, by saying that they should just sleep on the decision and work it out tomorrow.

Critical reception[edit]

Dan Milliken of Country Universe gave the song a C grade, saying that "the generic 'moody' 90′s production does some of the damage, as does a patchwork melody that can’t seem to connect its phrases. But you can also hear McGraw still ironing out his vocal technique, as his likably nervous tremor in the verses meets a series of clumsy trills and some pitchy "baby"s and "maybe"s."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Sherman Halsey and premiered on October 11, 1996 on CMT. It features Tim McGraw performing the song in an empty room.

Chart positions[edit]

"Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It" debuted at number 64 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 12, 1996.

Chart (1996–97) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 57


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ Review by Dan Milliken
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9784." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 27, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Tim McGraw Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.

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