Not Counting You

"Not Counting You" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released in January 1990 as the third single from his album Garth Brooks. It peaked at #2 in the United States, while it was a number-one in Canada. According to "The Garth Brooks Story" T.V. special, this was the first song Garth Brooks ever recorded.

"Not Counting You"
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Garth Brooks
B-side"Cowboy Bill"
ReleasedJanuary 8, 1990
FormatCD single, 7" single
LabelCapitol Nashville 44492
Songwriter(s)Garth Brooks
Producer(s)Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"If Tomorrow Never Comes"
"Not Counting You"
"The Dance"


The song is an up-tempo song accompanied largely by fiddles. The song's narrator tells his ex-lover that not counting her, no woman has ever made him so blue, nor made him feel bad in any way.

Track listingEdit

7" Jukebox single Liberty B-44492, 1990

  1. "Not Counting You"
  2. "Cowboy Bill"

7" promotional single Liberty P-B-44492, 1990

  1. "Not Counting You"
  2. "Not Counting You"

Chart positionsEdit

"Not Counting You" debuted the country charts on January 20, 1990 and peaked at number 2 on April 7 of that year.[1]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 29
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 20


  1. ^ "Garth info at". Archived from the original on February 23, 1999. Retrieved 1999-02-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9036." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 21, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.

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