Powerful Thing

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"Powerful Thing"
Single by Trisha Yearwood
from the album Where Your Road Leads
B-side "Never Let You Go Again"
Released November 16, 1998
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 2:56
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Al Anderson
Sharon Vaughn
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Trisha Yearwood
Trisha Yearwood singles chronology
"Where Your Road Leads"
"Powerful Thing"
"I'll Still Love You More"

"Powerful Thing" is a song written by Al Anderson and Sharon Vaughn, and recorded by American country music artist Trisha Yearwood. It was released in November 1998 as the third single from her album Where Your Road Leads. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in March 1999[1] and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it "perky and playful." She goes on to say that while the lyric is "slightly cliched", the song makes up for it because of her "incredible voice and tons of personality."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Powerful" debuted at number seventy on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 28, 1998.

Chart (1998–1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 50
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 13
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 39
Preceded by
"You Were Mine"
by Dixie Chicks
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 29, 1999
Succeeded by
"How Forever Feels"
by Kenny Chesney


  1. ^ Trisha Yearwood Chart History
  2. ^ RPM Country Tracks
  3. ^ Billboard, November 28, 1998: Vol. 110 Iss. 48 - p. 20
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7368." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 29, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Trisha Yearwood – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Trisha Yearwood.
  6. ^ "Trisha Yearwood – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Trisha Yearwood.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 

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