Randy Travis performs “I Told You So” Official Video Clip.

On June 11, 1988, it reached # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, for two weeks in a row. On June 11, it also reached number # 1 on charts of Canada country tracks, during three consecutive weeks.

YouTube Randy Travis Channel
YouTube Randy Travis Channel

I Told You So:

Lp cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1987 )
Lp cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1987 )

Theme written and recorded by Randy Travis, for the Warner Bros. label, in January 1987, at the studios of StarGem, Nashville, TN / Audio Media, Nashville, TN / Morningstar Sound Studio, Nashville, TN. The song was released on 4 April 11, 1987, on June 11, 1988, it reached # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, for two weeks in a row. On June 11, it also reached number # 1 on charts of Canada country tracks, during three consecutive weeks. It was the sixth number one of Randy’s career.

 

Single Randy travis ( Warner 1987 )
Single Randy travis ( Warner 1987 )

The first recording of this song is in November 1982, live, at The Nashville Palace, 2611 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN – with the name of Randy Ray. It became a local hit and one of his most requested songs in the club. It was released in early 1983.

The song was included in Randy’s second studio album, Always & Forever (Warner Bros 1987), the album was released on April 4, 1987, reaching # 1 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums. The album was certified five platinum records in the USA and Canada.



Single cover Carrie Underwood ( Arista 2007 )
Single cover Carrie Underwood ( Arista 2007 )

In 2007 Carrie Underwood made a version of the song, singing to duo with Randy Travis. It was included on the album, Carnival Ride (Arista Nashville 2007), the song reached the number # 2 of the lists of US Hot Country Songs and the number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks lists. Underwood’s version has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Versions:
Carrie Underwood 2007 (Arista Nashville)
Mary Sarah 2016 (Republic Records)




Randy Travis – I Told You So Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Suppose I called you up tonight and told you that I love you
And suppose I said I want to come back home
And suppose I cried and said I think I finally learned my lesson
And I’m tired of spending all my time alone
If I told you that I realized you’re all I ever wanted
And it’s killin’ me to be so far away
Would you tell my that you love me too and would we cry together
Or would you simply laugh at me and say

[Chorus]
I told you so, oh, I told you so
I told you some day you’d come crawling back and asking me to take you in
I told you so, but you had to go
Now I’ve found somebody new and you will never break my heart in two again

[Verse 2]
If I got down on my knees and told you I was yours forever
Would you get down on yours too and take my hand
Would we get that old-time feelin’, would we laugh and talk for hours
The way we did when our love first began
Would you tell me that you’ve missed me too and that you’ve been so lonely
And you’ve waited for the day that I returned
And we’d live and love forever and that I’m your one and only
Or would you say the table’s finally turned
Would you say…

[Chorus]
I told you so, oh, I told you so
I told you some day you’d come crawling back and asking me to take you in
I told you so, but you had to go
Now I’ve found somebody new and you will never break my heart in two again

[Outro]
Now I’ve found somebody new and you will never break my heart in two again

Single cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1987 )
Single cover Randy Travis ( Warner 1987 )

Miquel Batlle
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