"If I Were You"
Single by k.d. lang
from the album All You Can Eat
B-side"Get Some"
Released18 September 1995 (1995-09-18)
Length3:58
LabelWarner Bros.[1]
Songwriter(s)k.d. lang, Ben Mink
Producer(s)k.d. lang, Ben Mink
K.d. lang singles chronology
"Lifted by Love"
(1994)
"If I Were You"
(1995)
"You're OK"
(1996)
Music video
"If I Were You" on YouTube

"If I Were You" is a 1995 single written by k.d. lang and Ben Mink and performed by k.d. lang. The single was the first single released from lang's third studio album, All You Can Eat (1995), on 18 September 1995.

"If I Were You" reached number 24 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart and number four on the RPM Adult Contemporary chart. On the US Billboard charts, the single reached number 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 and was lang's second and final number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. Overseas, "If I Were You" peaked at number 23 in Australia, number 50 in New Zealand, and number 53 in the United Kingdom. Billboard named it lang's sixth-best song.[2]

Track listings

Charts

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United Kingdom 18 September 1995 (1995-09-18)
  • CD
  • cassette
Warner Bros. [16]
United States 31 October 1995 (1995-10-31) Cassette [17]
21 November 1995 (1995-11-21) [18]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  2. ^ Dauphin, Chuck. "k.d. lang's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ If I Were You (US 7-inch single vinyl disc). k.d. lang. Warner Bros. Records. 1995. 7-17747.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ If I Were You (US CD single disc notes). k.d. lang. Warner Bros. Records. 1995. 9 17747-2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ If I Were You (European CD single liner notes). k.d. lang. Warner Bros. Records. 1995. W0319CD, 9362-43612-2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ If I Were You (Australian maxi-single liner notes). k.d. lang. Warner Bros. Records. 1995. 9362436392.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ "k.d. lang – If I Were You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2833." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 2808." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  10. ^ "k.d. lang – If I Were You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  12. ^ "k.d. lang Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  13. ^ "k.d. lang Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  14. ^ "k.d. lang Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  15. ^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1995". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  16. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music Week. 16 September 1995. p. 49. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  17. ^ "If I Were You". Amazon. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  18. ^ "Selected New Releases" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1121. 17 November 1995. pp. 37, 43. Retrieved 11 August 2021.