I Won't Take Less Than Your Love

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"I Won't Take Less Than Your Love"
Single by Tanya Tucker with Paul Davis and Paul Overstreet
from the album Love Me Like You Used To
B-side "Heartbreaker"
Released October 1987
Genre Country
Length 3:40
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Paul Overstreet
Don Schlitz
Producer(s) Jerry Crutchfield
Tanya Tucker singles chronology
"Love Me Like You Used To"
(1987)
"I Won't Take Less Than Your Love"
(1987)
"If It Don't Come Easy"
(1988)
Paul Davis singles chronology
"You're Still New to Me"
(1986)
"I Won't Take Less Than Your Love"
(1987)
"Sweet Life"
(1988)
Paul Overstreet singles chronology
"I Won't Take Less Than Your Love"
(1987)
"Love Helps Those"
(1988)

"I Won't Take Less Than Your Love" is a song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, and recorded by American country music artist Tanya Tucker with Paul Davis & Overstreet. It was released in October 1987 as the second single from the album Love Me Like You Used To. The single went to number one for one week and spent fifteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

"I Won't Take Less Than Your Love" showcases three examples of servitude and gratitude, and the receiver -- a man devoted to his wife, a grateful son, and a Christian deeply committed to serving God -- seeking a way to repay the giver. Each one responds with the song's title line, the lesson being that love is worth more than the riches, comforts and treasures of the world.

The first verse (about the married couple) was sung by Davis, the second verse (about the mother-son relationship) by Tucker, and the final verse (the Christian) by Overstreet.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987–1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 358. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star"
by Merle Haggard
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 27, 1988
Succeeded by
"Face to Face"
by Alabama