Every Time Two Fools Collide

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Every Time Two Fools Collide
(with Dottie West)
Studio album by Kenny Rogers
Released 1978
Recorded 1977–78
Genre Countrypolitan
Label United Artists
Producer Larry Butler
Kenny Rogers chronology
Ten Years of Gold
(1977)
Every Time Two Fools Collide
(1978)
Love or Something Like It
(1978)
Dottie West chronology
Dottie
(1978)
Every Time Two Fools Collide
(1978)
Classics
(1979)

Every Time Two Fools Collide is a duet album by country music singers Kenny Rogers and Dottie West.

This was the duo's first album together. This was after Rogers entered the country market a couple of years back with his massive country/pop crossover hit "Lucille" in spring of 1977, followed by a string of more big crossover hits. West, on the other hand, was struggling to keep afloat as a country singer, and needed help to bring her career back to where she was in the early part of the decade. Together, they recorded and released this album in 1978, and it sold very well, bringing good to both artists and was quickly certified gold by the RIAA. The album spawned two big country hits: the title track went to #1 (see the "Every Time Two Fools Collide" song article), followed up by the #2 hit "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight". The album went to #1 on the Top Country albums chart for two weeks, and went to #186 on the Billboard 200. It has sold over one million copies world-wide.

This album made the duo one of the biggest duet acts ever to become famous in country music.[citation needed] It was so successful that they issued another album of duets one year later.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Every Time Two Fools Collide" (3:00)
  2. "You and Me" (2:57)
  3. "What's Wrong with Us Today" (2:51)
  4. "Beautiful Lies" (3:24)
  5. "That's the Way It Could Have Been" (3:04)
  6. "Why Don't We Go Somewhere and Love" (2:47)
  7. "Baby I'm-a-Want You" (2:34)
  8. "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" (2:20)
  9. "The Loving Gift" (2:23)
  10. "We Love Each Other" (2:49)

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 186
Canadian RPM Top Albums 95

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC CAN Country CAN AC
1978 "Every Time Two Fools Collide" 1 101 44 1 12
"Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" 2 10
Preceded by
Waylon & Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 20–27, 1978
Succeeded by
Waylon & Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson