Addicted to a Dollar

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"Addicted to a Dollar"
Single by Doug Stone
from the album More Love
B-side "That's a Lie"[1]
Released February 22, 1994[2]
Format CD single, Cassingle, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:05
Label Epic 77375
Writer(s) Doug Stone, Ray Hood, Kim Tribble, Ray Maddox[3]
Producer(s) James Stroud and Doug Stone
Doug Stone singles chronology
"I Never Knew Love"
(1993)
"Addicted to a Dollar"
(1994)
"More Love"
(1994)

"Addicted to a Dollar" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Doug Stone, who wrote it along with Ray Hood, Kim Tribble and Ray Maddox. It was released in February 1994 as the second single from his album More Love. The song was a number four country hit in the US, and number one in Canada.

Content[edit]

"Addicted to a Dollar" centralizes on the male narrator, a blue collar worker struggling to maintain financial stability.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marius Penczner, and features Doug Stone singing the song at a concert in at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee.

Critical reception[edit]

Dan Cooper of Allmusic cited "Addicted to a Dollar" as a standout track on More Love, saying that with the song, "Stone stakes his claim for 'hot country' status alongside all his Nashville peers."[5] Tom Roland also described the song favorably in his review for New Country magazine, where he wrote that the song "captures the stalwart traditional voice behind the balladeer."[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[8] 7
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 55
Preceded by
"If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)" by Shenandoah
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
May 23, 1994
Succeeded by
"Your Love Amazes Me" by John Berry

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 405. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ AOL Music profile for "Addicted to a Dollar"
  3. ^ More Love (cassette insert). Doug Stone. Epic Records. 1993. ET-57271. 
  4. ^ a b Roland, Tom (March 1994). "Album reviews: More Love". New Country 1 (1): 48–49. ISSN 1074-536X. 
  5. ^ Cooper, Dan. "More Love". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2482." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 23, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Doug Stone Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Doug Stone.
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Best of 1994: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

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