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High Maintenance Woman

"High Maintenance Woman" is a single by American country music artist Toby Keith that reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. It was the lead-off single from Toby's 2007 album, Big Dog Daddy.


The song tells of an apartment-building maintenance man who is attempting, and failing, to attract the attention of an attractive woman who lives in an apartment in the complex, and lamenting that "a high-maintenance woman won't fall for a maintenance man".


Although Toby actually wrote "High Maintenance Woman" himself, he has given co-writers' credit to comedian and singer Tim Wilson and Danny Simpson (Wilson's frequent co-writing partner), due to the fact that Wilson had previously cut an unrelated song that also contained a similar premise. On his official website, Toby states:

I got to the studio and played ["High Maintenance Woman"] for the session guys and they said, "Aw, man. There's a comedian named Tim Wilson who's got a skit about that and has a little ditty song that's kind of the same thing."... Tim's a friend of mine, so I called him and told him about my song... I said I wouldn't even record mine without his blessing, which he gave. And just because I don't want anyone to ever think I copped his song, we threw him a small share of the writing and put [Tim and Danny's] names on it.

Chart performance

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 67


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