Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer

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"Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer"
Single by Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes
from the album Gideon
B-side "Gideon Tanner"
Released March 1980
Genre Country, soft rock[1]
Length 3:39
Label United Artists
Writer(s) Kim Carnes
David Ellingson
Producer(s) Larry Butler
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"Coward of the County"
(1979)
"Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer"
(1980)
"Love the World Away"
(1980)

"Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" is a song written by David Ellingson and Kim Carnes and recorded by Kenny Rogers and Carnes as a duet. It was released in March 1980 as the first single from Rogers' album Gideon. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart[2] and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[3] It was also recorded in Spanish as "No Te Enamores De Un Loco".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 3
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 31
Australian Singles Chart 38
Preceded by
"The Way I Am"
by Merle Haggard
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 31-June 21, 1980
Succeeded by
"Trying to Love Two Women"
by The Oak Ridge Boys

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