What If I Said
|"What If I Said"|
|Single by Anita Cochran with Steve Wariner|
|from the album Back to You|
|B-side||"Daddy Can You See Me"|
|Released||November 3, 1997|
|Length||4:52 (album version)|
|Label||Warner Bros. Nashville|
|Producer(s)||Anita Cochran, Jim Ed Norman|
"What If I Said" is a song written and performed by American country music artist Anita Cochran as a duet with Steve Wariner. The single was released in November 1997 as was Cochran's only No. 1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as well as her only Top 40 single on that chart. In addition, the song was Wariner's first chart entry in three years, as well as his first No. 1 since 1989's "I Got Dreams." The song was nominated by the Country Music Association for Vocal Duet of the Year in 1998.
The song is a ballad with Cochran and Wariner portraying two characters who are in unsatisfying relationships with other people, but express their feelings for each other.
The music video was directed by Jim Shea and premiered in 1997.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||59|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||47|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||22|
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by Tim McGraw
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
February 28, 1998
"Round About Way"
by George Strait
"I Wanna Fall in Love"
by Lila McCann
|RPM Country Tracks
March 2, 1998
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