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"The Fear of Being Alone" is a song written by Walt Aldridge and Bruce Miller, and recorded by American country music singer Reba McEntire. It was released in October 1996 as the first single from the album What If It's You. The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

"The Fear of Being Alone"
Single by Reba McEntire
from the album What If It's You
B-side"Never Had a Reason To"
ReleasedOctober 5, 1996
FormatCD Single
Songwriter(s)Walt Aldridge, Bruce Miller
Producer(s)Reba McEntire, John Guess
Reba McEntire singles chronology
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
"The Fear of Being Alone"
"How Was I To Know"

Music videoEdit

The music video of "The Fear of Being Alone," directed by Dominic Orlando, was filmed in Starstruck Studios, Reba's recording facility. Other scenes were shot at various locations around Nashville with Reba keeping her hair hidden under a baseball cap (with a faux red ponytail attached) - because the video was intended to reveal her new, short hair style to her fans.

Chart performanceEdit

The song debuted at #41 on the Hot Country Single's chart[1] for the week of October 5, 1996 and peaked at #2 for the week of December 17, 1996. It stayed at #2 for three weeks. It stayed in the Top Ten for 10 weeks.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 36


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 227.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9886." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 2, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Reba McEntire Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.