I Can't Unlove You

"I Can't Unlove You"
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Water & Bridges
Released December 12, 2005 (2005-12-12)
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Wade Kirby
Will Robinson
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"My World Is Over"
"I Can't Unlove You"
"The Last Ten Years (Superman)"

"I Can't Unlove You" is a song recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in December 2005 as the first single from his album Water & Bridges. The song was written by Wade Kirby and Will Robinson. In Brazil, the song won a version titled "Eu Não Sei Dizer Que Eu Não Te Amo", performed by the duo Edson & Hudson in Portuguese and by Kenny Rogers in English.

Critical reception

Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe wrote that Rogers "sounds as good as ever on this breakup song that rises above its awkward title."[1] The song also received a favorable review from Deborah Evans Price of Billboard, who said that "Rogers delivers this gorgeous ballad in the warm, straightforward style that has made him a household name."[2]

Music video

The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil and premiered in December 2005.[3]

Chart performance

The song debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of December 10, 2005.[4]

Chart (2005–2006) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 93


  1. Coyne, Kevin John (December 3, 2005). "Single Reviews: Dec. 3, 2005". Country Universe. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  2. Price, Deborah Evans (January 21, 2006). "Reviews". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  3. "CMT : Videos : Kenny Rogers : I Can't Unlove You". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  4. Gilbert, Calvin (December 3, 2005). "Music Charts: Garth Brooks Omitted by Technicality". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  5. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Rogers.
  6. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Rogers.
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