You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone

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"You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone"
Single by Brooks & Dunn
from the album Waitin' on Sundown
B-side "If That's the Way You Want It"
Released June 12, 1995
Format CD Single, 7"
Genre Country
Length 4:52
Label Arista 12831
Songwriter(s) Kix Brooks
Don Cook
Ronnie Dunn
Producer(s) Don Cook
Scott Hendricks
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"Little Miss Honky Tonk"
"You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone"
"Whiskey Under the Bridge"
"Little Miss Honky Tonk"
"You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone"
"Whiskey Under the Bridge"

"You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in June 1995 as the fourth single from their third album Waitin' on Sundown. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. This is the third single to feature Kix Brooks on lead vocals instead of Ronnie Dunn, and the only single of such that was one of Brooks & Dunn's twenty Billboard Number One hits. The song was written by the duo along with Don Cook.


The male narrator explains to his significant other that she has constantly been mistreating him; and although he still shows great affection for her, he ultimately comes to the realization that their relationship is in serious jeopardy because of her actions and therefore contemplates ending the relationship for good. Beforehand, the narrator presents his soon-to-be former lover an opportunity to give him a farewell kiss, informing her that she will regret the mistakes that she had made and will miss him after he leaves her.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard's Eric Boehler praised the craftsmanship and production of the song, simply calling it "another welcome Brooks & Dunn outing."[1] Deborah Evans Price, also of Billboard, reviewed the song favorably, calling it a welcome change of pace from their "typically terrific barn-burning honky-tonkers and affecting tear-in-the-beer ballads." She goes on to call it "excellent song craftsmanship with great production."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song was directed by Michael Oblowitz. The video reached number one for one week on CMT Top 12 Countdown in 1995.

Chart positions[edit]

"You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" debuted at number 72 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 10, 1995.

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 21
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 13


  1. ^ Boehlert, Eric. "The modern age." Billboard 13 May 1995: JuniorQuest Magazines, ProQuest. Web. Retrieved 28 Sep. 2010.
  2. ^ Billboard, June 24, 1995
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2746." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 4, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Brooks & Dunn – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brooks & Dunn.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"I Didn't Know My Own Strength"
by Lorrie Morgan
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 19-August 26, 1995
Succeeded by
"Not on Your Love"
by Jeff Carson
Preceded by
"Only One Moon"
by Prairie Oyster
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 4, 1995
Succeeded by
"She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl"
by Alabama