Love Without Mercy (song)

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"Love Without Mercy"
Single by Lee Roy Parnell
from the album Love Without Mercy
B-side "Done Deal"[1]
Released September 28, 1992
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:03
Label Arista
Writer(s) Don Pfrimmer
Mike Reid
Producer(s) Barry Beckett and Scott Hendricks
Lee Roy Parnell singles chronology
"What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am"
"Love Without Mercy"
"Tender Moment"

"Love Without Mercy" is a song written by Don Pfrimmer and Mike Reid. It was originally recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys for their 1987 album Heartbeat, and later by Reid on his album Twilight Town. The Oak Ridge Boys' version was the B-side of their 1988 single "True Heart".[2]

It was later recorded by American country music singer Lee Roy Parnell. It was released in September 1992 as the third single from, and title track to, his 1992 album Love Without Mercy. The song spent 20 weeks on the Hot Country Songs charts, peaking at number eight in early 1993.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by John Lloyd Miller and premiered in September 1992.

Chart performance[edit]

"Love Without Mercy" debuted at number 68 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of October 3, 1992.

Chart (1992–1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 10
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 8


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 315. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, p. 303
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 6, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Lee Roy Parnell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lee Roy Parnell.