I'd Rather Love You

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"I'd Rather Love You"
Single by Charley Pride
from the album I'm Just Me
B-side "(In My World) You Don't Belong"
Released January 1971
Genre Country
Label RCA
Writer(s) Johnny Duncan
Producer(s) Jack Clement
Charley Pride singles chronology
"I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me"
"I'd Rather Love You"
"Let Me Live"

"I'd Rather Love You" is a song written by Johnny Duncan, and recorded by American country music artist Charley Pride. It was released in January 1971 as the first single from the album I'm Just Me. The song was Pride's sixth song to top the U.S. country singles chart. The single stayed at number one for three weeks, spending a total of thirteen weeks in the chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 79
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 276. 

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Preceded by
"Help Me Make It Through the Night"
by Sammi Smith
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 6-March 20, 1971
Succeeded by
"After the Fire Is Gone"
by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Preceded by
"A Stranger in My Place"
by Anne Murray
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 3, 1971
Succeeded by
by George Hamilton IV