You Can't Lose Me

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"You Can't Lose Me"
Single by Faith Hill
from the album It Matters to Me
ReleasedApril 1996
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s)Trey Bruce, Thom McHugh
Producer(s)Scott Hendricks and Faith Hill
Faith Hill singles chronology
"Someone Else's Dream"
"You Can't Lose Me"
"I Can't Do That Anymore"

"You Can't Lose Me" is a song written by Trey Bruce and Thom McHugh, and recorded by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released in April 1996 as the fourth single from her second album, It Matters to Me (1995). It peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart[1] in 1996, and was a number one hit on the RPM Top Country Tracks charts in Canada.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price from Billboard wrote, "Hill explores different shades and textures of her voice on this positive, uptempo tune. Alternately vulnerable on the verses and gusty on the chorus, Hill really sells this song about maternal love and devotion, which brings home the message that real love weathers all of life's different seasons. The upbeat lyric and solid production should make this a summertime radio smash."[2] Wendy Newcomer from Cash Box noted, "The single version of "You Can't Lose Me" is somewhat of a departure from the album version. Less conservative, it's a raw, unpolished performance from Hill that better showcases her live performances. Hill incorporates more soul and spirit into this fresh radio mix."[3]

Music video[edit]

An alternate mix was used for the song's music video, which features Hill with women and girls of all ages, all dressed in white, celebrating their femininity on a beach. Faith has stated that this is one of her favorite videos she has made.


Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 23
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 61


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 158.
  2. ^ Evans Price, Deborah (June 29, 1996). "Reviews & Previews: Singles" (PDF). Billboard. p. 80. Retrieved November 28, 2022.
  3. ^ Newcomer, Wendy (July 13, 1996). "Country Music" (PDF). Cash Box. p. 21. Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9905." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 14, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.