Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart

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"Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart"
Single by Randy Travis
from the album No Holdin' Back
B-side "When Your World was Turning for Me"
Released January 1990 (U.S.)
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded 1989
Genre Country
Length 4:02
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Writer(s) Hugh Prestwood
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
Randy Travis singles chronology
"It's Just a Matter of Time"
(1989)
"Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart"
(1990)
"He Walked on Water"
(1990)

"Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart" is a song written by Hugh Prestwood, and recorded by American country music singer Randy Travis. It was released in January 1990 as the second single from the album No Holdin' Back. "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart" features a rare and very distinct rhythm harmonica beat in the final 40 seconds of the song.

Chart history[edit]

In March 1990, the song spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. In doing so, it became the first song to stay as long atop the chart in 12 years; the last to accomplish the feat was the 1978 song, "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[1] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9069." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 31, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Randy Travis Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Randy Travis.
  3. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.

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Preceded by
"Chains"
by Patty Loveless
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

March 17-April 7, 1990
Succeeded by
"Five Minutes"
by Lorrie Morgan
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 31-April 14, 1990
Succeeded by
"Not Counting You"
by Garth Brooks
Preceded by
"Full Moon Full of Love"
by k.d. lang
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single of the year

1990
Succeeded by
"The Thunder Rolls"
by Garth Brooks