Not Too Much to Ask

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"Not Too Much to Ask"
Single by Mary Chapin Carpenter with Joe Diffie
from the album Come On Come On
B-side "I Am a Town"
Released September 1992
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Mary Chapin Carpenter
Don Schlitz
Producer(s) Mary Chapin Carpenter
John Jennings
Mary Chapin Carpenter singles chronology
"I Feel Lucky"
"Not Too Much to Ask"
"Passionate Kisses"
"I Feel Lucky"
"Not Too Much to Ask"
"Passionate Kisses"
Joe Diffie singles chronology
"Next Thing Smokin'"
(1992) Next Thing Smokin'1992
"Not Too Much to Ask"
(1992) Not Too Much to Ask1992
"Startin' Over Blues"
(1992) Startin' Over Blues1992

"Not Too Much to Ask" is a song recorded by American country music artists Mary Chapin Carpenter and Joe Diffie. It was released in September 1992 as the second single from Carpenter's album Come On Come On. The song reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in December 1992.[1] It was nominated for a 1993 Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.[2] It was written by Carpenter and Don Schlitz.

Critical reception[edit]

David Browne of Entertainment Weekly gave the song a negative review, calling it "a delicate acoustic ballad that doesn't set off as many sparks as the collaboration promises."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 15


  1. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter Hot Country Songs Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The 35th Grammy Awards Nominations : General Categories". Los Angeles Times. January 8, 1993. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ Browne, David (July 17, 1992). "Come On Come On Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1867." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.

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