What Am I Gonna Do About You

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What Am I Gonna Do About You
Studio album by Reba McEntire
Released October 24, 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Country
Length 35:31
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire chronology
Reba Nell McEntire
What Am I Gonna Do About You
Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

What Am I Gonna Do About You is the 11th studio album released by American country music artist Reba McEntire. The album was released October 24, 1986 on MCA Records and was produced by McEntire and Jimmy Bowen. It was the second #1 album on the Billboard country charts, containing two #1 singles, What Am I Gonna Do About You and One Promise Too Late. The opening track "Why Not Tonight" was also featured on the end credits of the 1990 film Tremors which was her film debut.[2]

The album debuted at #36 on the Country Albums chart for the week of October 25, 1986, and peaked at #1 for the week of January 21, 1987. It stayed at the top for 3 consecutive weeks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Why Not Tonight" Jon Vezner, David Stringfellow, Nancy Montgomery 3:13
2. "What Am I Gonna Do About You" Doug Gilmore, Bob Simon, Jim Allison 3:26
3. "Lookin' for a New Love Story" Donny Lowery, Dave Loggins 4:21
4. "Take Me Back" John Hobbs, Jerry Fuller 3:06
5. "My Mind Is on You" Loggins, Don Schlitz 4:21
6. "Let the Music Lift You Up" Troy Seals, Eddie Setser 4:24
7. "I Heard Her Cryin'" Karen Staley 2:59
8. "No Such Thing" Paul Nelson, Gene Nelson 2:37
9. "One Promise Too Late" Loggins, Lisa Silver, Schlitz 3:28
10. "Till It Snows in Mexico" Gordon Payne, Roger Lavoie 3:25




Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[3] 1


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1986 "What Am I Gonna Do About You" 1 1
1987 "Let the Music Lift You Up" 4 5
"One Promise Too Late" 1 1

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Reba McEntire | American singer and actress". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Reba McEntire | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – Am I Gonna Do About You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
The Touch by Alabama
Top Country Albums number-one album
January 24, 1987 - February 14, 1987
Succeeded by
Ocean Front Property by George Strait