|"It Couldn't Have Been Any Better"|
|Single by Johnny Duncan|
|from the album Johnny Duncan|
|Billy Sherrill and Larry Gatlin|
|Johnny Duncan singles chronology|
One of several Duncan singles to feature session vocalist Janie Fricke on harmony vocals, "It Couldn't Have Been Any Better" was his second No. 1 song to top the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, doing so in April 1977. The single week atop the country chart was part of an 11-week run in the top 40.
Although the last Duncan-Fricke duet to top the charts -- the previous song, "Thinkin' of a Rendezvous," went No. 1 just before Christmas 1976 -- the two enjoyed several more duet hits, most notably "Come a Little Bit Closer" in January 1978 (a cover of the Jay and the Americans).