Would You Catch a Falling Star

"Would You Catch a Falling Star" is a song written by Bobby Braddock, and recorded by American country music artist John Anderson. It was released in April 1982 as the second single from the album I Just Came Home to Count the Memories. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

"Would You Catch a Falling Star"
Single by John Anderson
from the album I Just Came Home to Count the Memories
B-side"I Danced with the San Antonio Rose"[1]
ReleasedApril 17, 1982
Format7" single
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s)Bobby Braddock
  • Frank Jones
  • John Anderson
John Anderson singles chronology
"I Just Came Home to Count the Memories"
"Would You Catch a Falling Star"
"Wild and Blue"


"Would You Catch a Falling Star" is a tongue in cheek look at the pitfalls of stardom and fame, told of a one-time superstar whose drawing power and appeal to fans is fading.

The song opens telling about the performer, a one-time superstar, finishing a country music show, that had a small crowd. He then departs backstage, half drunk and meets a lady ("with all his country charm"), he says to her "Would you catch a falling star before he crashes to the ground." The song goes on to say that "nobody loves you when you're down". Stating that if she will pick him up and take him home, he will bring his old guitar, and sing a golden oldie song.

The next part of the song tells of his once wealth and fame, "He had a silver-plated bus, and a million country fans". The narrator states, now there's just a few of us and he drives a little van. He tells how the fans were beating down his door, lovely women left and right. Now he's down on his luck wondering where he will spend his night.

Chart performance

Chart (1982) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 15


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. "John Anderson Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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