A Woman in Love (Ronnie Milsap song)

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"A Woman in Love"
Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album Stranger Things Have Happened
B-side "Starting Today"
Released September 23, 1989
Genre Country, pop
Length 3:16
Label RCA
Writer(s) Doug Millett
Curtis Wright
Producer(s) Tom Collins
Ronnie Milsap
Rob Galbraith
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"Houston Solution"
"A Woman in Love"
"Stranger Things Have Happened"

"A Woman in Love" is a song written by Curtis Wright and Doug Millett, and recorded by American country music singer Ronnie Milsap. It was released in September 1989 as the third single from the album Stranger Things Have Happened. It was his last song to reach number one on the U.S. country singles chart.[1] It tells of man who is confused with the way women in love behave. For an example, during the chorus, Ronnie sings the following line: "You never know with a woman in love."

Success and reception[edit]

"A Woman in Love" was Milsap's 53rd single to be released and the third track from the album Stranger Things Have Happened, the song became his last number-one single, which was accompanied by a music video for the song.[2]

Curtis Wright, who had just quit Vern Gosdin's road band, wrote the song in 1989. He said that when Doug Millett presented him with the idea, he was initially uninterested in writing the song, but "it kind of opened up like a book". Wright was still concerned that its hook was too similar to Earl Thomas Conley's 1988 single "What She Is (Is a Woman in Love)", and thought that the song was not suited for Milsap's style.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989-1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 89
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 38


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 233. 
  2. ^ a b Roland, Tom (1991). The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits. Billboard Books. p. 572. ISBN 0-8230-7553-2. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6631." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 13, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ronnie Milsap – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ronnie Milsap.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"Two Dozen Roses" by Shenandoah
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
December 23-December 30, 1989
Succeeded by
"Who's Lonely Now" by Highway 101
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
January 13, 1990