What Do You Say to That

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"What Do You Say to That"
Single by George Strait
from the album Always Never the Same
Released July 26, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Country
Length 3:04
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Jim Lauderdale, Melba Montgomery
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait singles chronology
"Write This Down"
"What Do You Say to That"
"The Best Day"

"What Do You Say to That" is a song written by Jim Lauderdale and Melba Montgomery. First recorded by David Ball on his album Play, it was later recorded by George Strait on his album Always Never the Same. Strait's version was released in July 1999 as the third and final single from this album. It peaked at number 4 in the United States, and number 2 in Canada.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "lovely little tune with a pretty melody and a positive lyric." He goes on to say that the production incorporates "sweet, understated fiddle and piano that interplay nicely with Strait's eloquent vocal performance."[1]

Chart positions[edit]

"What Do You Say to That" re-entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart at number 67 as an official single for the week of July 31, 1999.

Chart (1999) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 45
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 77
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 35


  1. ^ Billboard, July 31, 1999
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7879." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 8, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for George Strait.
  4. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.