Does He Love You

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"Does He Love You"
Single by Reba McEntire with Linda Davis
from the album Greatest Hits Volume Two
B-side "Straight From You" (Reba McEntire only)
Released 1993
Genre Country
Length 4:19
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Sandy Knox, Billy Stritch
Producer(s) Tony Brown, Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire chronology
"It's Your Call"
(1993)
"Does He Love You"
(1993)
"They Asked About You"
(1994)
Linda Davis chronology
"He Isn't My Affair Anymore"
(1992)
"Does He Love You"
(1993)
"Love Didn't Do It"
(1994)

"Does He Love You" is a song written by Sandy Knox and Billy Stritch, and recorded as a duet by American country music artists Reba McEntire and Linda Davis. It was released in 1993 as the first single from Reba's album Greatest Hits Volume Two. It is one of country music's several songs about a love triangle.

The Reba McEntire/Linda Davis version of this song was one of the most-awarded songs of McEntire's career. It was her 18th and Davis's only number 1 hit.

The single went on to win the Grammy award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration,[1] a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, and a TNN/Music City News award for Best Vocal Collaboration.

Content[edit]

The song features a vocal battle between two female narrators who are in love with the same man. Both women are suspicious that the man is being unfaithful to them and are wondering who he truly loves.

Tracklist[edit]

United Kingdom Maxi single
  1. "Does He Love You" (Album Version)
  2. "Does He Love You" (Live)
  3. "I'll Be" (Live)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Chart (1999) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 62
Australian Singles Chart 59
Sweden Singles Chart 72

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 52
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 40

Other versions[edit]

  • Liza Minnelli covered McEntire's song as a duet with Donna Summer on Minnelli's Grammy-nominated 1996 album, Gently.
  • Patti LaBelle covered the same song on her Grammy-nominated 1997 album Flame. On her version, the song's title was altered to "He Doesn't Love You". However, it still has the same melody and lyrics other than the lines where "does he love you?" is replaced by "he doesn't love you".
  • In 2002, after winning the very first American Idol title, Kelly Clarkson sang the song with Reba on a FOX Network special.
  • Kelly Clarkson and Martina McBride also performed the duet as a tribute to McEntire on the television special CMT Giants Honor Reba McEntire in 2006.
  • Carrie Underwood and Jamie O'Neal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "And the Winners Are . . .". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). 1994-03-02. pp. C 22. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 13, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Reba McEntire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM. December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1993: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Easy Come, Easy Go"
by George Strait
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

November 6, 1993
Succeeded by
"She Used to Be Mine"
by Brooks & Dunn
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 13, 1993