Why Lady Why
|"Why Lady Why"|
|Single by Alabama|
|from the album My Home's in Alabama|
|B-side||"I Wanna Come Over"|
|Released||August 29, 1980 (U.S.)|
|Recorded||March 28, 1980|
|Length||3:09 (single edit)
4:11 (album version)
|Writer(s)||Teddy Gentry, Rick Scott|
|Producer||Harold Shedd, Larry McBride and Alabama|
|Alabama singles chronology|
"Why Lady Why" is the title of a song written by Teddy Gentry and Rick Scott, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in August 1980 as the fourth single from the album My Home's in Alabama. The song eventually became the group's second No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart.
Originally, "Why Lady Why" was issued as the B-side to the song "My Home's in Alabama," released by MDJ Records in January 1980. The song later was issued as a single in its own right in August 1980. The B-side: "I Wanna Come Over," the band's first Top 40 hit.
Single and album versions
The single and album versions are noticeably different. The single version — which is included on Alabama's For the Record — can be distinguished by a shorter introduction, abridged or deleted musical interludes and an edited musical outro. The original album version is part of Alabama's 1986 Greatest Hits album.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||3|
- Morris, Edward, "Alabama," Contemporary Books Inc., Chicago, 1985 (ISBN 0809253062)
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
- Allmusic — Why Lady Why by Alabama.
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