What Kind of Love" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Rodney Crowell. It was released in June 1992 as the second single from the album . The song reached number 11 on the U.S. Life Is Messy Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and peaked at number 2 on the RPM Country Tracks in Canada. [1 ]
Crowell and co-writer
Will Jennings wrote the lyrics to a recording of a melody that Roy Orbison had made before his death. [2 ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
Deborah Evans Price, of
magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it the "first step in a major effort to immerse this rock-influenced country star into the pop and AC realm. She goes on to say that "twangy instrumentation a la Billboard Tom Petty and the late Roy Orbison (with whom this song was penned), combined with an appealing vocal, makes a strong argument for play at these and album rock formats." [3 ]
Chart performance [ edit ]
"What Kind of Love" debuted at number 75 on the U.S.
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 27, 1992.
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Canada Adult Contemporary Tracks (
) RPM [9 ] 42
Canada Country Tracks (
) RPM [10 ] 30
Other versions [ edit ]
Mike Walker covered the song on his 2002 album for DreamWorks Records. It was the B-side to the album's first single, "Honey Do".
References [ edit ]
^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 93.
^ Waddell, Ray (9 September 2000). "Lucky Dog offers 'pick of the litter' reissues". Billboard: 10, 107.
^ , July 11, 1992 - Vol. 104, No. 28, Page 66. Billboard
^ " Top RPM Singles: Issue 1973." . RPM Library and Archives Canada. August 22, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
^ " Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1932." . RPM Library and Archives Canada. October 3, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
^ " Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1950." . RPM Library and Archives Canada. October 3, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
^ "Rodney Crowell Album & Song Chart History" for Rodney Crowell. Billboard Adult Contemporary
^ "Rodney Crowell Album & Song Chart History" for Rodney Crowell. Billboard Hot Country Songs
^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1992". . December 19, 1992 RPM . Retrieved . August 15, 2013
^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". . December 19, 1992 RPM . Retrieved . August 15, 2013
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