“I Would Hate You If I Could” is a song by the American country music duo, The Bellamy Brothers. It was released in 1982 as a single from their album, “When We Were Boys”. The song was written by David Bellamy and Jim Stafford.
The lyrics of the song are about a man who is in love with a woman who has left him. He is furious with her and says that he would hate her if he could, but he can’t because he still loves her. The chorus of the song goes:
“I would hate you if I could, I’d forget you if I could, I’d turn my heart to stone, but I’d still love you alone.”
The song is a classic example of a country love song, with lyrics that are both heartfelt and bitter at the same time.
The song was a commercial success, reaching number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the United States. It also became a hit in Canada, peaking at number 2 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. The song has since become one of The Bellamy Brothers’ most popular songs.
The song has been covered by several artists, including George Jones and Alan Jackson. Jones’ version reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1983.
“I Would Hate You If I Could” is a classic country love song that has stood the test of time. Its heartfelt lyrics and catchy chorus have made it a favorite of country music fans for decades. If you haven’t heard it before, give it a listen and see why it’s one of The Bellamy Brothers’ most beloved songs.