Arlene Harden

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Arlene Harden
Born (1945-03-01) March 1, 1945 (age 71)[1]
Origin England, Arkansas, U.S.
Genres Country
Years active 1966–1978
Labels Columbia
Associated acts The Harden Trio

Ava "Arlene" Harden (born March 1, 1945 in England, Arkansas) 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.