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I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World

"I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World" is a song made famous by country music singer Ronnie Milsap. Originally released in 1981, the song became one of his biggest hits in his recording career and came during the peak of his crossover success.

Tom Jurek, a music reviewer and writer for Allmusic, cited "I Wouldn't Have Missed It ..." as "urban cowboy country music in its purest essence," referring to the pop crossover-style of country music that was in vogue during the early 1980s. The song — which prominently featured backing vocals, a harp and acoustic guitar — had a chorus that, wrote Jurek, "is so infectious it could be heard being hummed and whistled on street corners and its words being sung in barrooms and dancehalls throughout the rest of 1981.

Chart performance

His 19th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in January 1982, "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World" reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also reached No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Singles chart.

A video was also produced of the song, and it has aired on The Nashville Network, CMT and GAC.

References and sources



  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006," 2007.

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