When I'm Away from You

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"When I'm Away from You"
Single by The Bellamy Brothers
from the album Strong Weakness
B-side "Long Distance Love Affair"
Released January 17, 1983
Genre Country
Label Elektra/Curb
Writer(s) Frankie Miller
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen, The Bellamy Brothers
The Bellamy Brothers singles chronology
"Redneck Girl"
"When I'm Away from You"
"I Love Her Mind"

"When I'm Away from You" is a song written and recorded by Frankie Miller in 1979. It was also recorded by Kim Carnes and included on her 1981 album Mistaken Identity. The best-known version of the song was recorded by The Bellamy Brothers. It was released in January 1983 as the second single from the album Strong Weakness. "When I'm Away from You" would become The Bellamy Brothers' seventh number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent twelve weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 43. 
Preceded by
by John Anderson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 2, 1983
Succeeded by
"We've Got Tonight"
by Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton