Quittin' Time

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"Quittin' Time"
Single by Mary Chapin Carpenter
from the album State of the Heart
B-side "Heroes and Heroines"
Released January 6, 1990
Genre Country
Length 3:52
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Robb Royer, Roger Linn
Producer(s) Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Jennings
Mary Chapin Carpenter singles chronology
"Never Had It So Good"
"Quittin' Time"
"Something of a Dreamer"

"Quittin' Time" is a song written by Robb Royer and Roger Linn, and recorded by American country music artist Mary Chapin Carpenter. It was released in January 1990 as the third single from the album State of the Heart. The song reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 83
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 70


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 69. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9069." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 31, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Mary Chapin Carpenter.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.