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It Was Almost Like a Song
Studio album by Ronnie Milsap
Released 1977
Genre Country
Length 36:44
Label RCA Records
Producer Ronnie Milsap, Tom Collins
Professional reviews
Ronnie Milsap chronology
Ronnie Milsap Live
It Was Almost Like a Song
Only One Love in My Life

It Was Almost Like a Song was the eighth studio album of Country music artist Ronnie Milsap. It was released in 1977 under the RCA Records label. The album produced two #1 hits for Milsap, including the title track, which marked his debut on the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at #7 and reaching #16 on the Billboard 100. "What a Difference You've Made in My Life," was the other #1 single, it was re-recorded for his 2009 album Then Sings My Soul.

It Was Almost Like a Song reached #3 on Country album charts and broke the Top 100 of the Billboard 200, peaking at #97. It was ultimately certified as Gold. described the album as Milsap's "breakthrough pop album" commenting that "the music here changed what radio programmers would accept" enabling the "chance" to "crossover."


Track listing

  1. "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" (Archie Jordan) - 3:59
  2. "No One Will Ever Know" (Mel Foree, Prose) - 3:22
  3. "It Was Almost Like a Song" (Hal David, Jordan) - 3:35
  4. "Selfish" (Dennis Morgan) - 3:18
  5. "Long Distance Memory" (John Schweers) - 2:59
  6. "Here in Love" (Kent Robbins) - 3:10
  7. "Future's Not What It Used to Be" (Mickey Newbury) - 4:14
  8. "It Don't Hurt to Dream" (Pate, Charles Quillen) - 2:44
  9. "Crystal Fallin' Rain" (Schweers) - 3:49
  10. "The Lovin' Kind" (Roger Bowling, Larry Butler) - 3:54


  • Produced By Ronnie Milsap & Tom Collins
  • Engineers: Bill Harris Quintet, Les Ladd, David McKinley, Al Pachucki, Chuck Seitz


  • Drums: Hayword Bishop, Kenny Malone
  • Percussion: Farrell Morris
  • Bass: Johnny Cobb, Mike Leech, Jack Williams
  • Piano: Shane Keister, Ronnie Milsap, Hargus "Pig" Robbins
  • Guitars: Peter Bordonali, Jimmy Capps, Ray Edenton, Glenn Keener, Jack Watkins, Chip Young
  • Steel: Hal Rugg
  • Strings Arranged By D. Bergen White


Chart (1977) Peak
U.S. Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 97


Year Song US Country US US AC
1977 "It Was Almost Like a Song" 1 16 7
1977 "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" 1 80 -



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