Some Things Never Change (song)

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"Some Things Never Change"
Single by Tim McGraw
from the album A Place in the Sun
Released April 10, 2000
Recorded 1999
Genre Country
Length 3:56
Label Curb
Tim McGraw singles chronology
"My Best Friend"
"Some Things Never Change"
"My Next Thirty Years"

"Some Things Never Change" is a song written by Walt Aldridge and Brad Crisler, and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in April 2000 as the fourth single from his album A Place in the Sun. While it went to number 1 in Canada, it peaked only at number 7 in the US, and was the only single from the album not to reach number 1 in the US. It also peaked at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the single "offers a pretty, lilting melody, understated acoustic instrumentation, and another nice performance from McGraw." She goes on to say that what McGraw lacks in vocal gymnastics he has always "more than made up for in personality, and the current single is no exception." However, she states that "while the melody tends to grow on you, there's not a whole lot going on otherwise that makes this track grab attention."[2] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a C grade, saying that it "goes nowhere lyrically or melodically, and there isn’t a drum beat or steel guitar hook around to save it." He goes on to say that the song is such an "easy listening number that’s so easy to listen to, it might put you to sleep."[3]

Chart positions[edit]

"Some Things Never Change" debuted at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 15, 2000.

Chart (2000) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 58
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 42


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, April 15, 2000
  3. ^ Song review
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7185." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 10, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Tim McGraw.
  6. ^ "Tim McGraw – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tim McGraw.
  7. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 

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Preceded by
"I Hope You Dance"
by Lee Ann Womack
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 10, 2000
Succeeded by
"What About Now"
by Lonestar