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"
(1980)
"Let Me Love You"
(1980)
"Why Not Me"
(1980)
"Let Me Love You"
(1980)

"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
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 18
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 30

References[edit]

  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