Meant for Each Other is a collaboration studio album by American country artists Lee Greenwood and Barbara Mandrell. The album was released on August 6, 1984 on MCA Records and was produced by Tom Collins. It was the first and only collaboration effort between Greenwood and Mandrell.
Meant for Each Other was recorded at the Woodland Sound Studio December 1983 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The album consisted of ten tracks and all were duets between Lee Greenwood and Barbara Mandrell. The album's fifth track, "We Were Meant for Each Other" was written by Greenwood and also served as the album's title track. The opening track, "To Me" was co-written by Mike Reid, who also was a National Football League player in the early 1970s. Most of the album's material contained a Country pop arrangement for most of the tracks.Meant for Each Other was released on an original LP album upon its release in 1984, with five songs included on each side of the record.
Meant for Each Other received three out of five stars by Allmusic, without a review provided.
Meant for Each Other's lead single, "To Me" was released in July 1984. The single became a Top 5 hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard MagazineHot Country Singles & Tracks chart and #24 on the BillboardHot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. In addition, the song also peaked at #5 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. The second and final single released was "It Should Have Been Love by Now" in January 1984. The song became a Top 20 hit, reaching #19 on Billboard 's Country Singles chart and #35 on Billboard 's Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. The single also peaked at #12 on the Canadian Country chart.Meant for Each Other was released in 1984, peaking at #5 on the Billboard MagazineTop Country Albums chart and #89 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.