So Much Like My Dad

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"So Much Like My Dad"
Strait So Much Like My Dad single.png
Single by George Strait
from the album Holding My Own
B-side "Wonderland of Love"
Released June 29, 1992
Recorded October 3, 1991
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label MCA 54439
Writer(s) Chips Moman
Bobby Emmons
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Gone as a Girl Can Get"
"So Much Like My Dad"
"I Cross My Heart"

"So Much Like My Dad" is a song written first recorded by Willie Nelson on his 1986 album Partners. American country music artist George Strait released the song in June 1992 as the second single from his album Holding My Own. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in October 1992.[1] The song was written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons.


This slow to mid-tempo song takes a look at the relationship between a father and a son. The narrator actually plays the part of the son begging his mom for assistance. He wants to know what his dad always said to make his mom stay because his lover is going to leave him.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it an "elaborate and emotional production during which Strait's vocal is remarkably effective." [2]

Chart performance[edit]

"So Much Like My Dad" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 11, 1992.

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 46
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 50


  1. ^ Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
  2. ^ Billboard, July 4, 1992
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1893." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 10, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

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