Johnny Duncan performs “It Couldn’t Have Been Any Better” On Pop! Goes The Country.

Was his second No. 1 song to top the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The single week a top the country chart was part of an 11-week run in the top 40.

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It Couldn’t Have Been Any Better:

Cover LP Johnny Duncan ( CBS 1977 )
Cover LP Johnny Duncan ( CBS 1977 )

Song written by Ray Griff, and made famous by Johnny Duncan.

One of several Duncan singles to feature session vocalist Janie Fricke on harmony vocals, “It Couldn’t Have Been Any Better” was his second No. 1 song to top the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, doing so in April 1977. The single week a top the country chart was part of an 11-week run in the top 40.



Although the last Duncan-Fricke duet to top the charts — the previous song, “Thinkin’ of a Rendezvous,” went No. 1 just before Christmas 1976 — the two enjoyed several more duet hits, most notably “Come a Little Bit Closer” in January 1978 (a cover of the Jay and the Americans).





Johnny Duncan – It Couldn’t Have Been Any Better Lyrics

She just sat there and she brushed her hair
Lord it surewas dark and long
I got up and drank a half warm beer
Found my boots and put them on.

She was now sure where she stood with me
As she straightened out her clothes
So I kissed her warm red lips again
And I whispered soft and low, Baby.

It couldn’t have been any better
It couldn’t have been any sweeter
We couldn’t have climbed any higher
If we’d been to the top of the world
We couldn’t have got any closer
We couldn’t have gone any farther
It couldn’t have been any better
And you’re my best friends girl.

With a tender look she said good night
And as turned to walk away
Just before I closed the door and left
I could hear her softly say, Baby

It couldn’t have been any better
It couldn’t have been any sweeter
We couldn’t have climbed any higher
If we’d been to the top of the world
We couldn’t have got any closer, We couldn’t have gone any farther
It couldn’t have been any better
And I’m you’re best friends girl.

Single Johnny Duncan ( Columbia 1977 )
Single Johnny Duncan ( Columbia 1977 )