Love Bug (George Jones song)

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"Love Bug"
Single by George Jones
from the album Love Bug
B-side "I Can't Get Used to Being Lonely"
Released 1965
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:00
Label Musicor 1098[1]
Writer(s) Wayne Kemp
Curtis Wayne
Producer(s) Pappy Daily
George Jones singles chronology
"Things Have Gone to Pieces"
(1965)
"Love Bug"
(1965)
"Take Me"
(1965)

"Love Bug", also spelled "Lovebug," is a single by American country music artist George Jones. Jones' version, which also features a young Johnny Paycheck on backup vocals and draws heavily from the Bakersfield sound as popularized by Buck Owens, reached #6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1965.

George Strait version[edit]

"Lovebug"
Single by George Strait
from the album Easy Come, Easy Go
B-side "Just Look at Me"
Released February 28, 1994
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 2:50
Label MCA 54819
Writer(s) Wayne Kemp
Curtis Wayne
Producer(s) Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"I'd Like to Have That One Back"
(1993)
"Lovebug"
(1994)
"The Man in Love with You"
(1994)

George Strait released a cover of the song in February 1994 as the third single from his album Easy Come, Easy Go. Strait's version reached #8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in May 1994.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

George Jones version[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 6

George Strait version[edit]

"Love Bug" re-entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart at number 74 as an official single for the week of March 5, 1994.

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 9
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 14
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 213. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 6, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for George Strait.
  5. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.

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