“Why Didn’t I Think of That”
Written by Paul Harrison and Bob McDill
#1 (1 week)
August 21, 1993
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
August 13, 1993
Doug Stone finds the humorous side of heartbreak.
The Road to No. 1
Following the No. 1 single “Too Busy Being in Love,” Doug Stone scored another top ten hit with “Made For Lovin’ You.” The fourth and final single from From My Heart returned him to the pole position.
The No. 1
In my mind, “Why Didn’t I Think of That” always felt like an unofficial sequel to “Too Busy Being in Love,” where the narrator being too busy caught up with him, and another man swept in to do all the romantic things he couldn’t find time for.
It’s a playful song that Doug Stone sings quite well, with the right combination of self-deprecation and good humor. It also reinforces his own persona, as most of his material by this time was stressing the importance of declaring your love in word and deed. It makes sense in his world that a guy who didn’t bother to do any of these things ends up alone in the end.
It’s one of his better efforts of this time period.
The Road From No. 1
Doug Stone has one more No. 1 single on the way, and it’s up next.
“Why Didn’t I Think of That” gets a B.
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