“Seven Year Ache” is a song written and performed by American country music artist Rosanne Cash. It was released in February 1981 as the first single and title track from Cash’s album of the same name as well as her first No. 1 hit on the country charts.
“Seven Year Ache” was Cash’s fourth-issued single and her first single released in 1981. Considered her breakthrough recording, the song became Cash’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart, while also crossing over onto the Billboard Pop Chart Top 30, peaking at No. 22. It was also a Top 10 Adult contemporary hit, peaking at No. 6. The single was issued on Cash’s second studio album, Seven Year Ache that year, which also produced the No. 1 hits, “My Baby Thinks He’s a Train” and “Blue Moon with Heartache.”
B-side “Blue Moon with Heartache”
Released February 1981
Genre Country pop
Songwriter(s) Rosanne Cash
Producer(s) Rodney Crowell
Miquel Batlle Garriga