Don't Take It Away

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"Don't Take It Away"
Single by Conway Twitty
from the album Cross Winds
B-side "Draggin' Chains"
Released March 1979
Genre Country
Length 3:48
Label MCA
Writer(s) Troy Seals
Max D. Barnes
Producer(s) Conway Twitty, David Barnes
Conway Twitty singles chronology
"Your Love Had Taken Me That High"
"Don't Take It Away"
"I May Never Get to Heaven"

"Don't Take It Away" is a song written by Troy Seals and Max D. Barnes, and recorded by American country music artist Conway Twitty. It was released in March 1979 as the first single from his album Cross Winds. "Don't Take It Away" was Conway Twitty's 21st number one country hit. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of nine weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) 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. 361. 
  2. ^ "Conway Twitty – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Conway Twitty.

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Preceded by
"Backside of Thirty"
by John Conlee
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 12, 1979
Succeeded by
"If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me"
by The Bellamy Brothers
Preceded by
"Where Do I Put Her Memory"
by Charley Pride
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 19, 1979
Succeeded by
"I'm Getting High Remembering"
by Carroll Baker