Don't Call It Love

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"Don't Call It Love"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Real Love
B-side "We Got Too Much"
Released January 1985
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label RCA
Writer(s) Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford
Producer(s) David Malloy
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"God Won't Get You"
"Don't Call It Love"
"Real Love"

"Don't Call It Love" is a song first released by American singer Kim Carnes on her 1981 album Mistaken Identity. The following year it was covered by Captain and Tennille and Dusty Springfield from their albums More Than Dancing and White Heat. Later the song was covered and released as a single by American entertainer Dolly Parton. It was released in January 1985 as the first single from the album Real Love. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] "Don't Call It Love" was also an Adult Contemporary hit, reaching number 12 in the US and number seven in Canada.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[3] 7
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 3
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[5] 12


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 262. 
  2. ^ RPM Adult Contemporary, May 4, 1985
  3. ^ RPM Adult Contemporary, May 4, 1985
  4. ^ "Dolly Parton – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dolly Parton.
  5. ^ Billboard Adult Contemporary, April 13, 1985

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