Why Not Me (The Judds song)

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"Why Not Me"
Single by The Judds
from the album Why Not Me
B-side "Lazy Country Evening"
Released September 21, 1984
Genre Country
Length 3:29
Label RCA/Curb
Songwriter(s) Harlan Howard
Sonny Throckmorton
Brent Maher
Producer(s) Brent Maher
The Judds singles chronology
"Mama He's Crazy"
"Why Not Me"
"Girls' Night Out"
"Mama He's Crazy"
"Why Not Me"
"Girls' Night Out"

"Why Not Me" is a song written by Harlan Howard, Sonny Throckmorton and Brent Maher, and recorded by American country music duo The Judds. It was released in September 1984 as the first single and title track from the album Why Not Me. The song was their second number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for two weeks and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 2007, Jill Johnson covered the song on the Music Row album.[2]
  • In 2015, Emily Ann Roberts, covered "Why Not Me" on The Voice U.S. season 9, charting to Number 10 in the iTunes charts

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 184. 
  2. ^ "Music Row" (in Swedish). Svensk dediedatabas. 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Judds – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Judds.

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Preceded by
"Nobody Loves Me Like You Do"
by Anne Murray with Dave Loggins
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

December 22-December 29, 1984
Succeeded by
"Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind"
by George Strait