A Stranger in My Place

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"A Stranger in My Place"
Single by Anne Murray
from the album Straight, Clean and Simple
B-side "Sycamore Slick"
Released February 1971
Genre Country pop
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Kenny Rogers
Kin Vassy
Anne Murray singles chronology
"Sing High, Sing Low"
"A Stranger in My Place"
"It Takes Time"

"A Stranger in My Place" is a song by Kenny Rogers and Kin Vassy (a member of The First Edition), first recorded on Kenny Rogers & The First Edition's 1970 album Something's Burning. The most successful charting single of the song was by Canadian country pop artist Anne Murray. Released in February 1971, it was the second single from her album Straight, Clean and Simple. It peaked at number 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.[1] It also reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the United States.[2]

In the course of 1971, the song was also covered by Bill Anderson (on his album Always Remember) and Del Reeves (on his album The Del Reeves Album). In 1972 it was covered by Joan Baez on her Come from the Shadows album.

In 1980 the song charted again for Jimmy "Orion" Ellis, reaching #69 on the country charts.

Chart performance (Anne Murray version)[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 18
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 27
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 22


Preceded by
"Help Me Make It Through the Night"
by Sammi Smith
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 20-March 27, 1971
Succeeded by
"I'd Rather Love You"
by Charley Pride