Wish I Didn't Know Now

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"Wish I Didn't Know Now"
Toby Keith - Wish I Didnt Know single cover.png
Single by Toby Keith
from the album Toby Keith
B-side "Under the Fall"
Released February 28, 1994
Format CD Single, 7"
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label PolyGram/Mercury 858290
Songwriter(s) Toby Keith
Producer(s) Nelson Larkin and Harold Shedd
Toby Keith singles chronology
"A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action"
"Wish I Didn't Know Now"
"Who's That Man"
"A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action"
"Wish I Didn't Know Now"
"Who's That Man"

"Wish I Didn't Know Now" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Toby Keith. It was released in February 1994 as the fourth and final single from his self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart,[1] and number 17 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.


In the song, the narrator talks about how he suspected his lover was cheating and now that he found out his suspicions were right he wishes he "didn't know now what he didn't know then."

Music video[edit]

The music video is in black-and-white, and features Keith singing the song in a dark house, while raining outside. Scenes also feature him, socializing with a girlfriend and at times other couples and bar patrons.

Chart performance[edit]

"Wish I Didn't Know Now" debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated March 19, 1994. It charted for twenty weeks on that chart, and peaked at number 2 on the Billboard country chart dated May 28, 1994.


Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 17
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 26


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