“Whatever” is a song recorded by American country music group The Statler Brothers. It was released in July 1982 as the first single from the album The Legend Goes On. The song reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Don Reid and Harold Reid. It is considered to be one of the rarest hits in the Statlers’ catalog, as the Legend Goes On album has never been issued on CD as of 2017, and the song had never appeared on any of the group’s compilation albums until 2010 when it was included on the 2-disc edition of their ICON Series release.
“Whatever” was the group’s first music video. However, original tenor Lew DeWitt, who performed on the track, had fallen ill and could not appear in it. His eventual replacement, Jimmy Fortune, substituted for him in the video.
From the album The Legend Goes On
B-side “Do You Know You Are My Sunshine”
Released July 3, 1982
Songwriter(s) Don Reid, Harold Reid
Producer(s) Jerry Kennedy