When You're Hot, You're Hot

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"When You're Hot, You're Hot"
Single by Jerry Reed
from the album When You're Hot, You're Hot
B-side "You've Been Cryin'"
Released March 1971
Genre Country, Country Rock
Label RCA
Writer(s) Jerry Reed
Producer(s) Chet Atkins
Jerry Reed singles chronology
"Amos Moses"
(1970)
"When You're Hot, You're Hot"
(1971)
"Ko-Ko Joe"
(1971)

"When You're Hot, You're Hot" is a 1971 crossover single, written and recorded by Jerry Reed. The song was his most successful on the country charts peaking at number one for five weeks.[1] "When You're Hot, You're Hot" also was Jerry Reed's second song to cross over to the Top 40, peaking at number nine.[2] It also appeared in the Australian and New Zealand charts. "When You're Hot, You're Hot" was certified gold for sales of one million units by the Recording Industry Association of America.

In popular culture[edit]

The chorus lyrics of this song appear at the very end of an episode of Scooby Doo, spoken by Scooby and Shaggy as they attend a performance by Jerry Reed, who guest starred in the episode.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles [4] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [4] 9
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks [4] 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks [5] 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles [6] 4
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks [7] 18
Australian Go-Set Chart[8] 23

Year-End Chart[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles 62
U.S. Cashbox Top 100 55
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 74

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 283. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 523. 
  3. ^ "Jerry Reed on Scooby Doo". YouTube. 2006-08-11. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  4. ^ a b c "Jerry Reed". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  8. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts - 7 August 1971". Poparchives.com.au. 1971-08-07. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
Preceded by
"You're My Man"
by Lynn Anderson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

June 19-July 17, 1971
Succeeded by
"Bright Lights, Big City"
by Sonny James
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 10, 1971
Succeeded by
"Rise 'n' Shine"
by Dick Damron