What If (Reba McEntire song)

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"What If"
Reba McEntire - What If.jpg
Single by Reba McEntire
Released December 20, 1997
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:01
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) David Malloy, Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire singles chronology
"What If It's You"
"What If"
"If You See Him/If You See Her"

"What If" is a song written by Diane Warren, originally recorded by Brenda K. Starr for her 1991 album By Heart. The song was covered in 1995 by Belgian jazz band Vaya Con Dios on their album Roots and Wings.

Reba McEntire version[edit]

Reba McEntire released a cover of the song as a promotional single in December 1997. This single was released commercially to benefit the Salvation Army with all proceeds being donated to their service.[1] The song was performed by Reba at the Dallas Cowboys Halftime Game on Thanksgiving Day, 1997. It reached #23 on Hot Country Songs and #50 on the Billboard Hot 100.

A re-recorded version of "What If" was included on Reba's 2001 European compilation album I'll Be.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997-1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 50
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 23


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 271. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3440." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 2, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Reba McEntire – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Reba McEntire.
  4. ^ "Reba McEntire – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire.