Tell Me Why (Wynonna Judd song)

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"Tell Me Why"
Wynonna Tell Me Why single.png
Single by Wynonna Judd
from the album Tell Me Why
B-side "A Little Bit of Love (Goes a Long, Long Way)"[1]
Released April 3, 1993
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:48
Label MCA/Curb
Writer(s) Karla Bonoff
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Wynonna Judd singles chronology
"My Strongest Weakness"
"Tell Me Why"
"A Bad Goodbye"

"Tell Me Why" is a song written by Karla Bonoff and recorded by American country music artist Wynonna Judd. It was released in April 1993 as the first single and title track from Judd's album Tell Me Why. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in May 1993[2] and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada the following month.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 77
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 24
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[8] 5
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 27
Preceded by
"Ain't That Lonely Yet"
by Dwight Yoakam
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

June 19, 1993
Succeeded by
"Should've Been a Cowboy"
by Toby Keith


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 480. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Wynonna Judd Chart History
  3. ^ RPM Country Tracks
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 0984." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 19, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Wynonna – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Wynonna.
  6. ^ "Wynonna – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Wynonna.
  7. ^ "Wynonna – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Wynonna.
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.