Up Against My Heart

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Up Against My Heart
Studio album by Patty Loveless
Released September 3, 1991
Genre Country
Label MCA
Producer Emory Gordy, Jr. and Tony Brown
Patty Loveless chronology
On Down the Line
Up Against My Heart
Greatest Hits
Singles from Up Against My Heart
  1. "Hurt Me Bad (In a Real Good Way)"
    Released: September 1991
  2. "Jealous Bone"
    Released: January 1992
  3. "Can't Stop Myself from Loving You"
    Released: April 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A+[3]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[5]

Up Against My Heart was the fifth and final album that country music artist Patty Loveless would record for MCA Records. The album produced the singles "Hurt Me Bad (In a Real Good Way)," "Jealous Bone," "and "Can't Stop Myself from Loving You."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jealous Bone" (Rick Giles, Steve Bogard) – 3:17
  2. "Nobody Loves You Like I Do" (Kostas) – 2:52
  3. "I Already Miss You (Like You're Already Gone)" (Jim Rushing, Allen Shamblin) – 3:37
  4. "Hurt Me Bad (In a Real Good Way)" (Deborah Allen, Rafe VanHoy) – 3:00
  5. "If You Don't Want Me" (Monte Warden, Emory Gordy, Jr.) – 3:10
  6. "I Came Straight to You" (Kevin Welch, John Barlow Jarvis) – 2:43
  7. "If It's the Last Thing I Do" (Phyllis Austin, Doug Gill) – 3:30
  8. "Can't Stop Myself From Loving You" (Kostas, Dean Folkvord) – 3:21
  9. "Waitin' for the Phone to Ring" (Joe Tassi, Bob Tassi) – 2:38
  10. "God Will" (Lyle Lovett) – 2:47


As listed in liner notes.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 27
U.S. Billboard 200 151


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  5. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  6. ^ Up Against My Heart (cassette insert). Epic Records. MCA Records. 1992. MCAC-10336.