Single White Female (song)

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"Single White Female"
Single by Chely Wright
from the album Single White Female
B-side"Let Me In"[1]
ReleasedMarch 1, 1999
FormatCD single
Songwriter(s)Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Shaye Smith
Producer(s)Tony Brown
Buddy Cannon
Norro Wilson
Chely Wright singles chronology
"I Already Do"
"Single White Female"
"It Was"

"Single White Female" is a song written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Shaye Smith, and recorded by American country music artist Chely Wright. It was released in March 1999 as the first single and title track from the album Single White Female. The song became Wright's first and only number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.[2] Additionally, fellow country artist Trisha Yearwood sings harmony vocals on the song.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Deaton Flanigen and premiered in March 1999.

Chart positions[edit]

"Single White Female" debuted at number 66 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 13, 1999.

Chart (1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 36
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 3
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 12


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 476–477. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ allmusic (((Chely Wright > Biography)))
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8454." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 20, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Chely Wright Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Chely Wright Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved August 25, 2012.

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