Somewhere Other Than the Night

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"Somewhere Other Than the Night"
Garth Brooks - somewhere other than the night.jpg
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album The Chase
B-side "Mr. Right"
Released October 12, 1992
Format CD Single, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:12
Label Liberty 57824
Writer(s) Kent Blazy, Garth Brooks
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"We Shall Be Free"
"Somewhere Other Than the Night"
"Learning to Live Again"

"Somewhere Other Than the Night" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Garth Brooks that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, returning him to the top ten after his previous single "We Shall Be Free" became his first release to stall outside it. It was released in October 1992 as the second single from his album The Chase and his fifteenth overall. The song was written by Brooks and Kent Blazy.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it "a ballad to behold." She goes on to say that Brooks "powerfully and dramatically delivers a glimpse into one relationship and sets it out as an example."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 69 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated October 17, 1992. It charted for twenty weeks, and reached number one on the chart dated January 16, 1993, where it remained for one week, giving Brooks his tenth Billboard Number One on that chart.


Chart (1992–1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 36
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 75
Preceded by
"Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away"
by Vince Gill
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

January 16, 1993
Succeeded by
"Look Heart, No Hands"
by Randy Travis
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 30, 1993


  1. ^ Billboard, November 14, 1992
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1832." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 30, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Garth Brooks – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Garth Brooks.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.