Past the Point of Rescue (song)
|"Past the Point of Rescue"|
|Single by Hal Ketchum|
|from the album Past the Point of Rescue|
|Released||February 10, 1992|
|Hal Ketchum singles chronology|
"Past the Point of Rescue" is a song written by Mick Hanly, and recorded by American country music artist Hal Ketchum. It was released in February 1992 as the third single and title track from Ketchum's album Past the Point of Rescue. It was written by Mick Hanly (of Moving Hearts) and had previously been recorded by Mary Black who had a hit with it in Ireland in 1988 and included it on her album No Frontiers. Ketchum's version of the song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in May 1992 and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.
The music video was directed by Steve Boyle and premiered in early 1992.
- "Past the Point of Rescue" has been recorded by several other artists, most notably the Dixie Chicks on their 1992 album Little Ol' Cowgirl.
- Norwegian country rock group Hellbillies has made a locally successful cover version featuring Norwegian lyrics about a reindeer hunter who gets lost in the mountain.
- Celtic Thunder covered the song for their 2012 album and DVD, Voyage
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||2|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||34|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||20|
"There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio"
by Aaron Tippin
|RPM Country Tracks
May 16, 1992
by Brooks & Dunn
- Mary Black on RTÉ's "Ireland's Greatest Hits", retrieved 29 December 2010
- Hal Ketchum Chart History
- RPM Country Tracks
- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2128." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 16, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "Hal Ketchum – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Hal Ketchum.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
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