Why Didn't I Think of That

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"Why Didn't I Think Of That"
Doug Stone - Why Didnt I Think of That single.png
Single by Doug Stone
from the album From The Heart
B-side "This Empty House"[1]
Released June 15, 1993
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 3:11
Label Epic
Writer(s) Paul Harrison
Bob McDill
Producer(s) Doug Johnson
Doug Stone singles chronology
"Made for Lovin' You"
"Why Didn't I Think of That"
"I Never Knew Love"

"Why Didn't I Think of That" is a song written by Bob McDill and Paul Harrison, and recorded by American country music singer Doug Stone that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was released in June 1993 as the fourth and final single from his CD From the Heart.


The song's narrator is a man who did not treat his lady right, so he watches another man treat his lady right.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 6
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 10
Preceded by
"It Sure Is Monday"
by Mark Chesnutt
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 21, 1993
Succeeded by
"Can't Break It to My Heart"
by Tracy Lawrence


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 405. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2227." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 4, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Doug Stone – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Doug Stone.
  4. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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