Why Do I Have to Choose

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"Why Do I Have to Choose"
Single by Willie Nelson
from the album Take It to the Limit
B-side "Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)"
Released May 1983
Genre Country
Length 3:12
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Willie Nelson
Producer(s) Chips Moman
Willie Nelson singles chronology
"Little Old Fashioned Karma"
"Why Do I Have to Choose"
"Take It to the Limit"

"Why Do I Have to Choose" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Willie Nelson. It was released in May 1983 as the first single from his album Take It to the Limit. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart[1] and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Preceded by
"You're Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation"
by Ronnie McDowell
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 17, 1983
Succeeded by
"Night Games"
by Charley Pride