Dottie West singles discography

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Dottie West discography
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Releases
Singles 71
B-sides 1
Other charted songs 1
No. 1 Singles 7

The singles discography of Dottie West, an American country artist, consists of seventy one singles, one charting B-side, and one other charted song.

Upon signing her first major label contract with RCA Victor Records in 1963, Dottie West had her first Top 40 hit with "Let Me Off at the Corner" that same year. It was followed a year later by a duet with Jim Reeves titled "Love Is No Excuse", her first Top 10 single.[1] The same year West released "Here Comes My Baby", which became her first top ten solo hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and became the first song by a female country artist to win a Grammy award.[2] From her 1966 album, West had four major hits on the Billboard country chart including "Would You Hold It Against Me" (#5) and "What's Come Over My Baby" (#17).[3] Over the next two years, she had major hits with "Paper Mansions", "Like a Fool", "Country Girl", and "Reno".[2][3] Two years later, West collaborated with Don Gibson on the single "Rings of Gold", which reached #2 on the Billboard country singles chart and was followed by three more releases by the pair.[1] In 1973, West's popular jingle used by The Coca-Cola Company entitled "Country Sunshine" was given clearance for a single release. It became West's biggest hit to date, reaching #2 on the Hot Country Singles chart and #49 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] It also nominated her for an eleventh Grammy award.[2][3] After another top ten country hit with "Last Time I Saw Him" (1974),[2] West's chart hits declined and she was dropped from RCA in 1976.[3]

After moving to United Artists Records in 1976, West's first label release, "When It's Just You and Me", became a top twenty country hit.[1][3] In 1978 she paired with Kenny Rogers on the song "Every Time Two Fools Collide", which became her first number one single. Their success helped revitalize West's musical career and won the pair the Country Music Association's Vocal Duo of the Year award in both 1978 and 1979.[2] In the latter years, Rogers and West had three more top ten country hits with "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" (#2), "All I Ever Need Is You" (#1), and "'Til I Can Make It on My Own" (#3).[4] Their 1981 single, "What Are We Doin' in Love", went number one and became a #14 crossover hit on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] The issue of her 1979 album spawned the release of the 1980 single "A Lesson in Leavin'", which became West's first number one solo hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The album's additional singles ("You Pick Me Up and Put Me Down" and "Leavin's for Unbelievers") became top twenty country hits that year.[3] Her next single from her 1981 album entitled "Are You Happy Baby" also went number one.[1] After a top twenty hit with "It's High Time" in 1982 and successful duet with Kenny Rogers in 1984, West's singles began to peak outside the Billboard country top forty.[4] The 1985 single, "We Know Better Now", became her final chat appearance, peaking at #53 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Singles[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[5]
CAN Country
[6]
1960 "Angel on Paper" N/A
1961 "I Should Start Running"
"My Big John"
1962 "You Said I'd Never Love Again"
1963 "Touch Me" Here Comes My Baby
"Let Me Off at the Corner" 29 N/A
1964 "Here Comes My Baby" 10 Here Comes My Baby
"Didn't I" 32
1965 "Gettin' Married Has Made Us Strangers" 30 Dottie West Sings
"No Sign of Living" 32
"Before the Ring on Your Finger Turns Green" 22 Suffer Time
1966 "Would You Hold It Against Me" 5
"Mommy, Can I Still Call Him Daddy" 24
"What's Come Over My Baby" 17
1967 "Paper Mansions" 8 With All My Heart and Soul
"Like a Fool" 13 I'll Help You Forget Her
"Childhood Places" 24 N/A
1968 "Country Girl" 15 5 Country Girl
"Reno" 19 6 The Best of Dottie West
1969 "Clinging to My Baby's Hand" 47 Makin' Memories
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
US
[5]
US AC
[5]
CAN Country
[6]
CAN
[7]
CAN AC
[8]
1970 "I Heard Our Song" 45 Makin' Memories
"Long Black Limousine"
"It's Dawned on Me You're Gone" 37 Country and West
"Forever Yours" 21 Forever Yours
1971 "Careless Hands" 48 Careless Hands
"Lonely Is" 53 I'm Only a Woman
"Six Weeks Every Summer" 51 Have You Heard Dottie West
"You're the Other Half of Me"
1972 "I'm Only a Woman" 52 I'm Only a Woman
"If It's All Right with You" 28 97 48 If It's All Right with You/
Just What I've Been Looking For
1973 "Just What I've Been Looking For" 44 69
"Country Sunshine" 2 49 37 9 68 42 Country Sunshine
1974 "Last Time I Saw Him" 8 House of Love
"House of Love" 21
"Lay Back Lover" 35
1975 "Rollin' in Your Sweet Sunshine" 65 Carolina Cousins
1976 "Here Comes the Flowers" 68 N/A
"If I'm a Fool for Lovin' You" 91
"When It's Just You and Me" 19 12 When It's Just You and Me
1977 "Every Word I Write" 28 33
"Tonight You Belong to Me" 30 42
"That's All I Wanted to Know" 57
1978 "Come See Me and Come Lonely" 17 28 Dottie
"Reachin' Out to Hold You" 49 56 N/A
1979 "You Pick Me Up (And Put Me Down)" 12 50 28 Special Delivery
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
US
[5]
US AC
[5]
CAN Country
[6]
CAN AC
[8]
1980 "A Lesson in Leavin'" 1 73 42 23 Special Delivery
"Leavin's for Unbelievers" 13
"Are You Happy Baby?" 1 Wild West
1981 "What Are We Doin' in Love" (with Kenny Rogers) 1 14 7 3 9
"(I'm Gonna) Put You Back on the Rack" 16 22
"It's High Time" 16 31 High Times
1982 "You're Not Easy to Forget" 26
"She Can't Get My Love Off the Bed" 29 Full Circle
"If It Takes All Night" 63
1983 "Tulsa Ballroom" 40 New Horizons
"Night Love Let You Down"
1984 "What's Good for the Goose (Is Good for the Gander)" 77 Just Dottie
"Let Love Come Lookin' for You" 67
1985 "We Know Better Now" 53
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Collaborative singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[5]
US
[5]
US AC
[5]
CAN Country
[6]
CAN AC
[8]
1964 "Love Is No Excuse"[A] Jim Reeves 7 115 N/A
1969 "Rings of Gold" Don Gibson 2 1 Dottie and Don
"Sweet Memories" 32
1970 "Till I Can't Take It Anymore" 46
1971 "Slowly" Jimmy Dean 29 Country Boy and Country Girl
1978 "Every Time Two Fools Collide"[A] Kenny Rogers 1 101 44 1 12 Every Time Two Fools Collide
"Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" 2 10
1979 "All I Ever Need Is You"[A] 1 102 38 2 Classics
"'Til I Can Make It on My Own" 3 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak
chart positions
Album
US Country
[5]
CAN Country
[6]
1967 "Chet's Tune" Some of Chet's Friends 38 N/A
1970 "There's a Story (Goin' 'Round)" Don Gibson 7
1984 "Together Again" Kenny Rogers 19 29 Duets
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other songs[edit]

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Song Peak
chart positions
Album
US Country
[5]
1981 "Once You Were Mine" 80 Once You Were Mine

B-Sides[edit]

Year B-Side Peak
chart positions
A-Side Single
US
[5]
1964 "Look Who's Talking" (with Jim Reeves)[A] 121 "Love Is No Excuse"

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ankeny, Jason. "Dottie West -- Music Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Coyne, Kevin J. "100 Greatest Women -- Dottie West (#19)". Country Universe. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Dottie West Biography, Part II". Dottie West.net. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Dottie West -- Awards, Albums, Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Search results for Dottie West under "country singles"". RPM. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Search results for Dottie West under "top singles"". RPM. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Search results for Dottie West under "adult contemporary"". RPM. Retrieved 1 April 2011.