My List

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"My List"
Single by Toby Keith
from the album Pull My Chain
Released January 1, 2002
Genre Country
Length 3:21
Label DreamWorks Nashville
Writer(s) Tim James
Rand Bishop
Producer(s) James Stroud
Toby Keith
Toby Keith singles chronology
"I Wanna Talk About Me"
"My List"
"Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)"

"My List" is a song written by Tim James and Rand Bishop, and recorded by American country music artist Toby Keith. It was released in January 2002 as the third and final single from album Pull My Chain. It became a number one hit on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart, keeping the top spot for 5 weeks. It also peaked at number 26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.


"My List" is a song about a man who has a list of things to do each day. He does what needs to be done each day, putting off what he really would like to do — spend time with his family. Eventually, he changes his mind and decides to put his family first, stating "Start livin', that's the next thing on my list".

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed shortly after the September 11 attacks. Footage of the attack is shown at the beginning of the video as a husband and his wife watch the news. The video ends by revealing that the husband in the video is a fireman as he suits up to go fight a fire.Keith makes an appearance as a fellow fireman riding to the fire. It was released in early January 2002.

Appearances in media[edit]

Toby guest starred in a season eight episode of Touched by an Angel "Most Likely to Succeed", singing this song which originally aired on November 10, 2001.

Chart positions[edit]

"My List" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the week of December 22, 2001.

Chart (2002) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[1] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 26

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 6
Preceded by
"I Breathe In, I Breathe Out"
by Chris Cagle
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

April 20-May 18, 2002
Succeeded by
"Drive (For Daddy Gene)"
by Alan Jackson