We Only Make Believe

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We Only Make Believe
Studio album by Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
Released 1971
Genre Country
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Conway Twitty chronology
Hits
(1971)
We Only Make Believe
(1971)
How Much More Can She Stand
(1971)
Loretta Lynn chronology
Coal Miner's Daughter
(1971)
We Only Make Believe
(1971)
I Wanna Be Free
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

We Only Make Believe is a 1971 vocal duet album by American country music singer-songwriters, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty.

The album was the duo's first album together. The first and only single spawned off the album, "After the Fire Is Gone" went to #1 on the Billboard Country Chart and also charted on the Billboard Hot 100. This would be the first of a string of albums Lynn and Twitty would release every year up until 1981. The album's first track is a cover of Twitty's solo hit "It's Only Make Believe", which Twitty co-wrote with Jack Nance. Lynn wrote two tracks for the album, including "Don't Tell Me You're Sorry". One of Twitty's compositions also appears in the album called "I'm So Used to Loving You".

The album became one of the duo's biggest-selling and most successful albums together. The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #78 on the Billboard 200, the duo's highest-charting album on the Billboard 200. In addition, the album was also certified "Gold" by the RIAA, becoming one of two album that would be certified "Gold".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's Only Make Believe" - (Jack Nance, Twitty)
  2. "We Closed Our Eyes to Shame" - (Lynn)
  3. "I'm So Used to Loving You" - (Conway Twitty)
  4. "Will You Visit Me on Sunday" - (Dallas Frazier)
  5. "After the Fire Is Gone" - (L.E. White)
  6. "Don't Tell Me You're Sorry" - (Lynn)
  7. "Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries" - (Robert McRee, Ed Thomas, Cliff Thomas)
  8. "Take Me" - (George Jones, Leon Payne)
  9. "One I Can't Live Without" - (Pulliam, Frances Rhodes)
  10. "Hangin' On" - (Ira Allen, Billy Mize)
  11. "Working Girl" - (Wes Buchanan)

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Country Albums 3
1971 Pop Albums 78

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1971 "After the Fire Is Gone" Country Singles 1
Pop Singles 56

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