I'd Love to Lay You Down

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"I'd Love to Lay You Down"
Single by Conway Twitty
from the album Heart and Soul
B-side "She Thinks I Still Care"
Released January 14, 1980
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Label MCA
Writer(s) Johnny MacRae
Producer(s) Conway Twitty, David Barnes
Conway Twitty singles chronology
"Happy Birthday Darlin'"
"I'd Love to Lay You Down"
"I've Never Seen the Likes of You"

"I'd Love to Lay You Down" is a song written by Johnny MacRae, and recorded by American country music artist Conway Twitty. It was released in January 1980 as the first single from the album Heart and Soul. "I'd Love to Lay You Down" was Conway Twitty's 24th number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week.[1]

In 2002, Daryle Singletary released a cover version which went to number 43 on the same chart.

Conway's version of this song features an extremely unusual series of key changes: the song progressively lowers in key instead of the musical standard of changing keys upwards.

Chris Young references this song in his single "I Can Take It from There".

Chart performance[edit]

Conway Twitty[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Daryle Singletary[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 43


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 361. 
  2. ^ "Daryle Singletary Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Daryle Singletary.

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Preceded by
"Why Don't You Spend the Night"
by Ronnie Milsap
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 29, 1980
Succeeded by
"Sugar Daddy"
by The Bellamy Brothers
Preceded by
"I Ain't Living Long Like This"
by Waylon Jennings
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 19, 1980
Succeeded by
"Honky Tonk Blues"
by Charley Pride