"Lonely Women Make Good Lovers" is a song written by Freddy Weller and Spooner Oldham, and first recorded by Bob Luman. Luman's version was the second single from his 1972 album of the same name. In September 1972, his version of the song debuted on the Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) charts, spending nineteen weeks on it and peaking at number 4.
In late 1983, Steve Wariner covered the song for his album Midnight Fire on RCA Nashville. Wariner's rendition of the song first charted on the same chart in December 1983, also reaching a peak of number 4 in early 1984.