Lovers, Friends and Strangers

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Lovers, Friends and Strangers
Studio album by Barbara Mandrell
Released May 1977
Genre Country
Label ABC/Dot Records
Producer Tom Collins
Barbara Mandrell chronology
Midnight Angel
Lovers, Friends and Strangers
Love's Ups & Downs

Lovers, Friends and Strangers is the seventh studio album released by American country music singer, Barbara Mandrell, released in May 1977.

Mandrell's success was beginning to build with the release of this album. The lead-off single from the album, "Married, But Not to Each Other" was Mandrell's biggest hit yet on the Billboard Country charts, peaking at #3. The second single was not a Top 10 hit ("Hold Me"), but instead a Top 15 hit, coming close to the Top 10 at #12. The album peaked only at #26 on the Top Country Albums chart. The album included a cover version of "After the Lovin'", which exemplified the type of songs Mandrell was recording at the time. This track was also nominated for a Grammy the following year for Best Female Performance - Country. The album consisted of 10 tracks, instead of the 11 tracks like her previous album, Midnight Angel (1977).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "She's Loved Me Out of You" -2:56 (Dean Dillon, Gary Harrison)
  2. "Married, But Not to Each Other" -2:56 (Denise LaSalle, Frances Miller)
  3. "This Is Not Another Cheatin' Song" -2:47 (Rose Lee Maphia, Joe Maphia)
  4. "How Long Does It Take" -2:49 (Dillon)
  5. "Bedroom Reunion" -3:30 (Dillon, Johnny McCollum)
  6. "Hold Me" -2:54 (Glenn Ray)
  7. "We Are the One" -2:52 (Kent Robbins)
  8. "After the Lovin'" -3:27 (Alan Bernstein, Ritchie Adams)
  9. "Lovers, Friends, and Strangers" -2:42 (Robbins)
  10. "Let My Man Go, Jesus" -2:52 (Don Devaney)


AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1977 Top Country Albums #26
1977 The Billboard 200 #N/A

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1977 "Married But Not to Each Other" Hot Country Singles & Tracks #3
1977 "Hold Me" Hot Country Singles & Tracks #12