“It Would Be You” is a song written by Kent Robbins and Dana Hunt Black and recorded by American country music artist Gary Allan. It was released in February 1998 as the first single and title track from Allan’s 1998 album of the same name. It reached number 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, remaining in the Top 10 after 21 weeks of radio play. As a result, this song became Allan’s second Top 10 hit on the country charts, after his debut single “Her Man” in 1996–1997, which also reached number 7.
The narrator describes a heartache, making many comparisons to the feeling, and says “But if we’re talkin’ ’bout a heartache, it would be you”.
From the album It Would Be You
B-side “Send Back My Heart”
Released February 10, 1998
Label Decca Nashville 72039
Songwriter(s) Dana Hunt Black Kent Robbins
Producer(s) Byron Hill Mark Wright