What I Cannot Change
|"What I Cannot Change"|
|Single by LeAnn Rimes|
|from the album Family|
|Released||August 25, 2008|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|LeAnn Rimes singles chronology|
"What I Cannot Change" is a song written by Darrell Brown, and co-written and recorded by American country artist LeAnn Rimes. It was released in August 2008 as the third and final single from her twelfth studio album, Family.
The song was also used in the 2010 release of the film, Like Dandelion Dust.
A 30 second sample of LeAnn Rimes' "What I Cannot Change", featuring the chorus.
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- I will learn to let go what I cannot change
- I will learn to forgive what I cannot change
- I will learn to love what I cannot change
- But I will change, I will change
- Whatever I, whenever I can
Billboard.com reviewed the song following its release. The song's reviewer, Deborah Evans Price called the song, "a gorgeous ballad washes over the soul with a wisdom and truth that is powerful and potentially life-changing." Country Universe.net also praised "What I Cannot Change," calling the ballad, "the finest single of LeAnn Rimes’ career." The 9513 also reviewed the single and praised Rimes's vocal performance, calling her vocals, "a tremendously sensitive vocal performance that is easily one of the most nuanced of Rimes’ career."
US [Radio Mixes EP] November 18, 2008
- What I Cannot Change [Kaskade Radio Mix] 3:41
- What I Cannot Change [Jody Den Broeder Radio Mix] 4:43
- What I Cannot Change [Scotty K Radio Mix] 4:19
- What I Cannot Change [Bronleewe & Bose Radio Mix] 4:01
- Good Friend And A Glass Of Wine [Wideboys Electro Radio Mix] 3:33
- Good Friend And A Glass Of Wine [Soul Seekerz Radio Mix] 3:32
- Headphones [Almighty Radio Mix] 3:37
US [Extended Mixes EP] November 18, 2008
- What I Cannot Change [Kaskade Extended Mix] 5:08
- What I Cannot Change [Jody den Broeder Extended Mix] 8:03
- What I Cannot Change [Scotty K Klub Mix] 8:12
- What I Cannot Change [Bronleewe & Bose Extended Mix] 6:25
- Good Friend And A Glass Of Wine [Wideboys Electro Mix] 5:49
- Good Friend And A Glass Of Wine [Soul Seekerz Extended Mix] 8:54
- Headphones [Almighty Extended Mix] 8:01
What I Cannot Change Exclusive CD Released with the book of the same name by LeAnn Rimes and Darrell Brown
- What I Cannot Change (Live) 4:34
- Spoken Words 23:17
Promo CD single
- What I Cannot Change (Radio Edit) 3:40
"What I Cannot Change" failed to chart the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart after being released to radio in August 2008. A few months later however, the song was given several electronic dance music remixes and debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in late 2008. On the week of February 28, 2009, "What I Can't Change" reached #1 on Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. With this song, Rimes became the first country music artist to have topped both the Billboard country chart and the Billboard dance chart.
|US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)||1|
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
February 28, 2009
"T-Shirt" by Shontelle
- "51st Grammy award nominess". Grammy.com. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
- Evans Price, Deborah. ""What I Cannot Change"". Billboard. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- J. Coyne, Kevin. "LeAnn Rimes, "What I Cannot Change"". Country Universe. Retrieved February 20, 2009.
- "LeAnn Rimes - "What I Cannot Change"". The 9513. July 1, 2008. Archived from the original on June 9, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2009.
- "iTunes - Music - What I Cannot Change (Remixes) by LeAnn Rimes". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
- "iTunes - Music - What I Cannot Change (Extended Mixes) by LeAnn Rimes". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
- "Amazon.com: What I Cannot Change: LeAnn Rimes, Darrell Brown: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
- "LeAnn Breaks record on the Billboard charts". LeAnn Rimes World.com. Retrieved 2009-02-20.[dead link]
- "LeAnn Rimes – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for LeAnn Rimes. Retrieved October 7, 2011.