Nothing I Can Do About It Now

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"Nothing I Can Do About It Now"
Single by Willie Nelson
from the album A Horse Called Music
B-side "If I Were a Painting"
Released April 1989
Genre Country
Length 3:17
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Beth Nielsen Chapman
Producer(s) Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson singles chronology
"Twilight Time"
"Nothing I Can Do About It Now"
"There You Are"

"Nothing I Can Do About It Now" is a song written by Beth Nielsen Chapman, and recorded by American country artist Willie Nelson. It was released in April 1989 as the first single from the album A Horse Called Music. It was Nelson's fourteenth number one single on the U.S. Country Singles chart. The single spent one week at number one and a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 18
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 10


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 246. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6570." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 25, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Willie Nelson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Willie Nelson.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
Preceded by
"I Wonder Do You Think of Me"
by Keith Whitley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 16, 1989
Succeeded by
"Above and Beyond"
by Rodney Crowell
Preceded by
"Full Moon Full of Love"
by k.d. lang
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 25, 1989