Desperado Love

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"Desperado Love"
Single by Conway Twitty
from the album Fallin' for You for Years
B-side "I Can't See Me Without You"
Released June 1986
Genre Country
Length 2:25
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Michael Garvin
Sammy Johns
Producer(s) Conway Twitty, Dee Henry, Ron Treat
Conway Twitty singles chronology
"You'll Never Know How Much I Needed You Today"
"Desperado Love"
"Fallin' for You for Years"

"Desperado Love" is a song written by Michael Garvin and Sammy Johns, and recorded by American country music artist Conway Twitty. It was released in June 1986 as the first single from his album Fallin' for You for Years. "Desperado Love" was Conway Twitty's 35th and final solo number one country hit on the Billboard chart (he also reached number 1 five more times on Billboard in duets with Loretta Lynn during the 1970s, giving him an overall total of 40). The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 13 weeks on the country chart.[1]

When factoring in the other music publications "Desperado Love" was Conway's 51st number 1 hit. He would have four more number 1 singles through 1990; even though 1986's "Desperado Love" would be his last chart topper on Billboard.

Vince Gill sings the harmony vocal on this song, according to the jacket of the 1986 "Falling for You for Years" album.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 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. 362. 
  2. ^ "Conway Twitty – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Conway Twitty.

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Preceded by
"Heartbeat in the Darkness"
by Don Williams
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 6, 1986
Succeeded by
"Little Rock"
by Reba McEntire
Preceded by
"You're the Last Thing I Needed Tonight"
by John Schneider
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 13, 1986
Succeeded by
"Got My Heart Set on You"
by John Conlee