Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For

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"Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For"
Single by Crystal Gayle
from the album When I Dream
B-side "Cry Me a River"
Released October 1978
Genre Country
Length 2:52
Label United Artists
Writer(s) Mark True
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Crystal Gayle singles chronology
"Talking in Your Sleep"
(1978)
"Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For"
(1978)
"When I Dream"
(1979)

"Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For" is a song written by Mark True, and recorded by American country music artist Crystal Gayle. It was released in October 1978 as the second single from the album When I Dream. "Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For" would become Crystal Gayle's sixth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of ten weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978–1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 22
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 131. 
Preceded by
"I Really Got the Feeling"
by Dolly Parton
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 27-February 3, 1979
Succeeded by
"Every Which Way but Loose"
by Eddie Rabbitt
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 17, 1979