Try (Blue Rodeo song)

"Try" is a song written by Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy, and recorded by Canadian country rock group Blue Rodeo. Released in October 1987, it was the second single from their debut album, Outskirts. The song peaked at number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart, number 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart and number 6 on the Top Singles chart. At the 1989 Juno Awards, "Try" was named Single of the Year and Video of the Year.[1]

Single by Blue Rodeo
from the album Outskirts
ReleasedOctober 19, 1987
GenreCountry rock
LabelRisque Disque
Songwriter(s)Greg Keelor
Jim Cuddy
Producer(s)Terry Brown
Blue Rodeo singles chronology
"Rose Coloured Glasses"

Music video

Michelle McAdorey, a singer-songwriter who would later achieve prominence with her own band, Crash Vegas, appears in the song's video as a woman walking barefoot through a variety of settings. McAdorey was the girlfriend of Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor when the video was made.[2]

Chart performance

Chart (1987) Peak
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[3] 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks[4] 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles[5] 6


  1. Juno Awards Database
  2. "Reel Toronto: Music Videos of the 1980s". Torontoist, January 19, 2011.
  3. "RPM Adult Contemporary for December 19, 1987". RPM. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  4. "RPM Country Tracks for December 5, 1987". RPM. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  5. "RPM Top Singles for November 21, 1987". RPM. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
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