Cheap Love

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"Cheap Love" is a song written and recorded by Del Shannon for his 1983 album Drop Down and Get Me.

Juice Newton version[edit]

"Cheap Love"
Single by Juice Newton
from the album Old Flame
B-side "Old Flame"
Released August 23, 1986
Genre Country
Length 3:29
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) Del Shannon
Producer(s) Richard Landis
Juice Newton singles chronology
"Old Flame"
"Cheap Love"
"What Can I Do with My Heart"

The American country singer Juice Newton released her rendition of "Cheap Love" on the album Old Flame. By 1985, Newton's stardom as a country pop singer had waned and her 1985 album, Old Flame, took her in an emphatically country music direction with great success as its first two singles, "You Make Me Want to Make You Mine" and "Hurt", both reached of which topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. After a third single release, "Old Flame", reached number five on the same chart, RCA elected to release "Cheap Love" as a fourth single from the album in August 1986. The single peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

"Cheap Love" was later covered by Marty Stuart, under the name "Sweet Love", for his 1996 album Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best. Stuart's version was released as the final single from the album in August 1997.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles[1] 9
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 248. 

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