Why Not Me (Fred Knoblock song)

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"Why Not Me"
Single by Fred Knoblock
from the album Why Not Me
Released 1980
Genre Soft rock[1]
Label Scotti Brothers
Songwriter(s) Fred Knoblock
Carson Whitsett
Fred Knoblock singles chronology
"Why Not Me"
"Let Me Love You"
"Why Not Me"
"Let Me Love You"

"Why Not Me" is a 1980 single by Fred Knoblock. The song was written by Knoblock along with Carson Whitsett. The song is sung from the point of view of a man attending the wedding of his former girlfriend and sadly wondering why he's not in the groom's position.

"Why Not Me" was a successful release on the Adult Contemporary chart reaching the number one spot. The single spent two weeks at number one and peaked at number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] "Why Not Me" also peaked at number thirty on the country chart.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 18
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 30


  1. ^ "Explore: Soft Rock | Top Songs | AllMusic". Web.archive.org. 2011-11-12. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 138. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 193. 
Preceded by
"Magic" by Olivia Newton-John
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
August 23, 1980 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Don't Ask Me Why" by Billy Joel