Meant for Each Other

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Meant for Each Other
Studio album by Lee Greenwood and Barbara Mandrell
Released August 6, 1984
Recorded December 1983 (Nashville, TN)
Genre Country pop
Length 32:09
Label MCA
Producer Tom Collins
Lee Greenwood chronology
You've Got a Good Love Comin'
(1984)
Meant for Each Other
(1984)
Streamline
(1985)
Barbara Mandrell chronology
Clean Cut
(1984)
Meant for Each Other
(1984)
Christmas at Our House
(1984)
Singles from Meant for Each Other
  1. "To Me"
    Released: July 1984
  2. "It Should Have Been Love by Now"
    Released: January 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

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.

Background and content[edit]

Meant for Each Other was recorded at the Woodland Sound Studio December 1983 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.[2] 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.[1] 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.[3]

Meant for Each Other received three out of five stars by Allmusic, without a review provided.[1]

Release[edit]

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 Magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and #24 on the Billboard Hot 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.[4] Meant for Each Other was released in 1984, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Magazine Top Country Albums chart and #89 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "To Me" – (Mack David, Mike Reid) 3:12
  2. "Can't Get Too Much of a Good Thing" – (J.D. Martin, Dennis Morgan) 3:07
  3. "I'll Never Stop Loving You" – (Michael David, Steve Dean) 2:56
  4. "We're a Perfect Match" – (Cal Freeman, Stan Munsey) 3:07
  5. "We Were Meant for Each Other" – (Lee Greenwood) 3:03
Side two
  1. "It Should Have Been Love by Now" – (Jan Crutchfield, Paul Harrison) 3:04
  2. "Soft Shoulder" – (Morgan, Don Pfrimmer) 3:19
  3. "Now You See Us, Now You Don't" – (Crutchfield, Harrison) 3:39
  4. "One on One, Eye to Eye, Heart to Heart" – (Stephen Allen Davis, Morgan) 3:29
  5. "Held Over" – (Jerry Fuller) 3:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Barbara Mandrell and Lee Greenwood: Main Vocals
  • Cindy Richardson, Lisa Silver: Vocal Backing
  • Diane Tidwell: Synthesizers, Vocal Backing
  • David Briggs, Bobby Ogdin: Piano and Synthesizers
  • Alan Steinberger: Synthesizers
  • Peter Bordonali, Steve Gibson, Reggie Young: Guitars
  • David Hungate: Bass
  • Eddie Bayers, Jack Williams: Drums
  • Terry McMillan: Percussion, Harmonica
  • Quitman Dennis, Donald Sanders: Saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson: Trombone and Trumpet

Sales chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1984) Peak
position
[5]
U.S. Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 89
Singles
Year Song Chart positions
US Country US AC CAN Country
1984 "To Me" 3 24 5
1985 "It Should Have Been Love by Now" 19 35 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Meant for Each Other > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Barbara Mandrell Recording Sessions". Country Music.Blogspot. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Meant for Each Other by Barbara Mandrell". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Meant for Each Other > singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Meant for Each Other > album charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 January 2010.