Duets (Kenny Rogers album)

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Duets
Duets Kenny.jpg
Compilation album by Kenny Rogers
Released December 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Country
Length 31:23
Label Liberty
Producer Larry Butler
Kenny Rogers chronology
Once Upon a Christmas
(1984)
Duets
(1984)
The Kenny Rogers Story
(1985)

Duets was a special 1984 album released by Liberty Records from Kenny Rogers. It was issued after Rogers left the label and signed to RCA Records.

Overview[edit]

Duets opens with "We've Got Tonight", a hit 1983 single with Sheena Easton. Side two begins with another classic duet, "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" with Kim Carnes from the 1980 album Gideon. All of the remaining eight songs on the album are with Dottie West and come from his two collaboration albums with West, including the 1978 hit "Every Time Two Fools Collide" from the 1978 album of the same name. However, their duet "What Are We Doin' in Love" (a #1 country and top 40 pop hit) from 1981 is missing.

Also included on this album is Sonny and Cher's "All I Ever Need Is You". Rogers' producer Larry Butler co-wrote "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" with Chips Moman. "'Til I Can Make It On My Own" and "That's the Way It Could Have Been" are two Tammy Wynette numbers.

While this is a compilation album, there was still a single released from it. "Together Again", one of the many duets with West and which first appeared on Classics, reached #19 on the US country chart and #29 in Canada.

The album was eventually certified platinum and gold in the US and Canada, respectively. It reached #43 on the US country charts and #85 on the pop charts in 1984. It was one of three Kenny Rogers albums to chart that year, the others being new releases on RCA.

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks with Dottie West, unless otherwise indicated.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "We've Got Tonight" (with Sheena Easton) Bob Seger We've Got Tonight (1983) 3:52
2. "Every Time Two Fools Collide" John Dyes, Jeffrey M. Tweel Every Time Two Fools Collide (1978) 3:01
3. "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" Larry Butler, Chips Moman Classics (1979) 3:11
4. "'Til I Can Make It on My Own" George Richey, Billy Sherrill, Tammy Wynette Classics (1979) 3:20
5. "All I Ever Need Is You" Jimmy Holiday, Eddie Reeves Classics (1979) 3:09
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" (with Kim Carnes) Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson Gideon (1980) 3:41
2. "Baby I'm-A Want You" David Gates Every Time Two Fools Collide (1978) 2:47
3. "Together Again" Buck Owens Classics (1979) 2:56
4. "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" Julie Didler, Casey Kelly Every Time Two Fools Collide (1978) 2:22
5. "That's the Way It Could Have Been" Tammy Wynette Every Time Two Fools Collide (1978) 3:04

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 43
U.S. Billboard 200 85
Canadian RPM Top Albums 64

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