Arlene Harden

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Arlene Harden
Born (1945-03-01) March 1, 1945 (age 76)[1]
OriginEngland, Arkansas, U.S.
Years active1966–1978
Associated actsThe Harden Trio

Ava "Arlene" Harden (born March 1, 1945) is an American country music singer. Between 1966 and 1968, she was one-third of The Harden Trio, which comprised her brother, Bobby and sister, Robbie. Arlene recorded for Columbia Records as a solo artist between 1967 and 1973, charting fifteen times on the Hot Country Songs charts.[1] Her most successful release was a cover of Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman", titled "Lovin' Man (Oh Pretty Woman)".[2] She later recorded for Capitol and Elektra as Arleen Harden.[1]



Title Album details
What Can I Say
Arlene Harden Sings Roy Orbison
  • Release date: March 1970
  • Label: Columbia Records
I Could Almost Say Goodbye


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
CAN Country
1967 "You and Only You" N/A
"Fair Weather Love" 48 What Can I Say
"You're Easy to Love" 49 N/A
1968 "He's a Good Ole Boy" 32 What Can I Say
"What Can I Say" 41
1969 "Too Much of a Man (To Be Tied Down)" 45 N/A
"My Friend" 63 Arlene Harden Sings Roy Orbison
1970 "Lovin' Man (Oh Pretty Woman)" 13 24
"Crying" 28
1971 "True Love Is Greater Than Friendship" 22 N/A
"Married to a Memory" 25
"Congratulations (You Sure Made a Man out of Him)" 49
"Ruby Gentry's Daughter" 46
1972 "A Special Day" 29
"It Takes a Lot of Tenderness" 45
1973 "Would You Walk with Me Jimmy" 21
1974 "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" 72 I Could Almost Say Goodbye
1975 "I Could Almost Say Goodbye"
"Country Sunday"
"Roll On, Sweet Mississippi"
1976 "Misty Mountain Rain" N/A
1977 "Southern Belle"
"A Place Where Love Has Been" 100
1978 "You're Not Free and I'm Not Easy" 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 179. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Arlene Harden biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks for June 27, 1970". RPM. Retrieved 17 September 2010.