As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone

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"As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone"
Single by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
from the album Country Partners
Released 1974
Genre Country
Label MCA
Writer(s) Conway Twitty
Producer(s) Owen Bradley
Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn singles chronology
"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"
"As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone"

"As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone" is a song written by American country artist Conway Twitty, and recorded by Twitty and Loretta Lynn as a duet. It was released in 1974 as the first single from the album Country Partners. It was the fourth number one on the U.S. country singles chart for the pair as a duo. The single went to number one for a single week and spent 11 weeks on the chart.[1]


The song - depicting a woman trying to maintain a crumbling relationship, but who soon realises is ending - is a rare spoken word/sung duet. Lynn provides the sung vocals while Twitty performs the spoken part. The song was actually recorded with Twitty in another room on the telephone to Lynn in the recording booth.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 361. 

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Preceded by
"Rub It In"
by Billy "Crash" Craddock
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

August 17, 1974
Succeeded by
"Old Man from the Mountain"
by Merle Haggard
Preceded by
"Marie Laveau"
by Bobby Bare
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 10, 1974
Succeeded by
"Rub It In"
by Billy "Crash" Craddock