Could I Have This Dance

"Could I Have This Dance"
Single by Anne Murray
from the album Anne Murray's Greatest Hits
B-side "Somebody's Waiting"
Released August 1980
Genre Country
Length 3:16
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Wayland Holyfield
Bob House
Producer(s) Jim Ed Norman
Anne Murray singles chronology
"I'm Happy Just to Dance with You"
"Could I Have This Dance"
"Blessed Are the Believers"

"Could I Have This Dance" is a song recorded by Canadian country music artist Anne Murray. "Could I Have This Dance" was featured in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy and appeared on both the soundtrack album for that film, as well as on Murray's Greatest Hits compilation, issued in late 1980. It was released in August 1980 and became Anne Murray's fifth number one country hit as a solo artist. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of ten weeks on the country chart.[1] "Could I Have This Dance" was also Anne Murray's tenth Top 40 on the U.S. pop singles chart, hit peaking at number thirty-three.[2] The song was written by Wayland Holyfield and Bob House.

Chart performance

Chart (1980) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 19
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 33


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 243.
  2. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 443.
  3. "Anne Murray – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Anne Murray.
  4. "Anne Murray – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Anne Murray.
  5. "Anne Murray – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Anne Murray.

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Preceded by
"On the Road Again"
by Willie Nelson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 15, 1980
Succeeded by
by Kenny Rogers
Preceded by
"I Believe in You"
by Don Williams
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 22-December 6, 1980
Succeeded by
"Still Falling in Love"
by Carroll Baker
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