Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her

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"Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her"
Single by George Strait
from the album #7
B-side "You Still Get to Me"
Released April 21, 1986
Format 7" single
Recorded January 30, 1986
Genre Country
Length 2:53
Label MCA 52817
Writer(s) Dean Dillon
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen, George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"You're Something Special to Me"
"Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her"
"It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You"

"Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her" is a song written by Dean Dillon, and recorded by American country music singer George Strait. It was released in April 1986 as the first single from the album #7. The song was originally recorded by Dillon, whose version peaked at number 25 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1980.


The song tells the story of a guy that broke up with a girl. He was the one that told her he had to move on and now he’s the one crying over the loss.

Critical reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B+ grade, calling it a "standard country weeper with a mouthful of a title." He goes on to say that Strait "is able to close the gap, which makes songs that would sound odd in another singer’s hands sound a bit surprising but still completely natural in Strait’s."[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Dean Dillon[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 25

George Strait[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Other versions[edit]


  1. ^ Song review
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"On the Other Hand"
by Randy Travis
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

August 2, 1986
Succeeded by
"Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain"
by The Judds
Preceded by
"All Tied Up"
by Ronnie McDowell
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 16, 1986