He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen)

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"He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen)"
Single by Janie Fricke
from the album It Ain't Easy
Released 1983
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:50
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Jeff Silbar, Larry Henley
Producer(s) Bob Montgomery
Janie Fricke singles chronology
"You Don't Know Love"
(1983)
"He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen)"
(1983)
"Tell Me a Lie"
(1983)

"He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen)" is a song written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley, and recorded by American country music artist Janie Fricke. It was released in 1983 as the third single from the album It Ain't Easy "He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen)" was Janie Fricke's third number one on the country chart.[1] Overall in her career, she scored 8 No. 1 hits. The song was introduced to the public in 1983, along with a couple of other hits that went to number 1, like the song "It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy". Soon after it was released, "He's a Heartache" went to the number 1 spot. The song was one of many Countrypolitan songs Fricke recorded and became successful with during her career.

The book Country Music: The Rough Guide quoted Fricke singing "He's a Heartache" as sounding like "an annoyingly peppy arobics instructor."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 128. 
  2. ^ Wolff, Kurt; Orla Duane (2003). Country Music: The Rough Guide. p. 424. ISBN 1-85828-534-8. 

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Your Love's on the Line"
by Earl Thomas Conley
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

August 13, 1983
Succeeded by
"Love Song"
by The Oak Ridge Boys
Preceded by
"Pancho and Lefty"
by Willie Nelson with Merle Haggard
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 13, 1983