Lonely Too Long

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"Lonely Too Long"

CD-Single cover
Single by Patty Loveless
from the album The Trouble with the Truth
Released August 24, 1996 (1996-08-24)
Format Cassette single, CD single
Recorded September 1995
Genre Country
Length 4:34
Label Epic
Writer(s) Mike Lawler, Bill Rice, Sharon Vaughn
Producer(s) Emory Gordy, Jr.
Patty Loveless singles chronology
"A Thousand Times a Day"
"Lonely Too Long"
"She Drew a Broken Heart"

"Lonely Too Long" is the title of a song written by Bill Rice, Sharon Vaughn and Mike Lawler, and recorded by American country music artist Patty Loveless. It was released in August 1996 as the third single from her album The Trouble with the Truth.

The song was originally recorded by Doug Stone, whose version was never released.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

The song charted for 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, reaching number 1 during the week of November 16, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 67
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 63
Preceded by
"Like the Rain"
by Clint Black
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

November 16, 1996
Succeeded by
"Strawberry Wine"
by Deana Carter


  1. ^ ASCAP search "Lonely Too Long"
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. November 25, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Patty Loveless Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Patty Loveless.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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