Two Dozen Roses

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"Two Dozen Roses"
Single by Shenandoah
from the album The Road Not Taken
B-side "Hard Country"
Released August 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 3:42
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) Robert Byrne, Mac McAnally
Producer(s) Rick Hall, Robert Byrne
Shenandoah singles chronology
"Sunday in the South"
"Two Dozen Roses"
"See If I Care"

"Two Dozen Roses" is a song written by Mac McAnally and Robert Byrne, and recorded by American country music group Shenandoah. It was released in August 1989 as the fourth single from their album The Road Not Taken. It was their third number-one hit in both the United States[1] and Canada.


The song's narrator offers hypotheticals to what may have changed his lover's mind about leaving him, such as "two dozen roses" instead of one dozen or "an older bottle of wine;" even going as far as asking "If I really could've hung the moon, would you change your mind?"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 56
Chart (1990) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 50
Preceded by
"If Tomorrow Never Comes"
by Garth Brooks
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

December 16, 1989
Succeeded by
"A Woman in Love"
by Ronnie Milsap
Preceded by
"Yellow Roses"
by Dolly Parton
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 23, 1989-January 6, 1990


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 311. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6643." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Shenandoah – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Shenandoah.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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