Tired of Toein' the Line

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"Tired of Toein' the Line"
Single by Rocky Burnette
from the album The Son of Rock and Roll
B-side "Boogie Down in Mobile, Alabama"
Released 1980
Format 7"
Recorded 1979
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 3:48
Label EMI America
Writer(s) Rocky Burnette, Ron Coleman
Producer(s) Rocky Burnette

"Tired of Toein' the Line" is a song Rocky co-wrote with Ron Coleman former bass player of the Brothers Grim and the Everly Brothers ref https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tired_of_Toein%27_the_Line ref and performed by Rocky Burnette. It was his first and only hit single. The song became an international hit when released in May 1980. The song's lyrics detail an imminent breakup.

By peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, "Tired of Toein' the Line" tied "You're Sixteen" as the highest-charting Hot 100 single from a member of the Burnette family. The single was also number one in Australia.

In the 1980s, cover versions of the song were released by singer Ricky Nelson on his album Playing to Win (1981) and British singer Shakin' Stevens on his album A Whole Lotta Shaky (1988).

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Preceded by
"I Got You" by Split Enz
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
June 9, 1980 - June 16, 1980
Succeeded by
"Turning Japanese" by The Vapors