I Wanna Live

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"I Wanna Live"
Single by Glen Campbell
from the album Hey Little One
B-side"That's All That Matters"
ReleasedMarch 1968
RecordedJanuary 11, 1968
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California
Songwriter(s)John D. Loudermilk
Producer(s)Al DeLory
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"Hey Little One"
"I Wanna Live"
"Dreams of the Everyday Housewife"

"I Wanna Live" is a song written by John D. Loudermilk and recorded by American country music singer Glen Campbell. It was released in March 1968 as the lead single from the album, Hey Little One. The song was Glen Campbell's sixth release on the country charts and his first of five number ones on the country chart. The song spent three non-consecutive weeks at number one and a total of fifteen weeks on the country charts.[1] The song was also Glen Campbell's third Top 40 release peaking at number thirty-six.[2]

It was later covered by Eddy Raven, whose version went to number 87 on the country charts in 1976.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 36
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[5] 18
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 18


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 66.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 99.
  3. ^ "Glen Campbell Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Glen Campbell Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Glen Campbell Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.

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