I Never Knew Love

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"I Never Knew Love"
Doug Stone - I Never Knew Love.jpg
Single by Doug Stone
from the album More Love
B-side "This Empty House"[1]
Released October 19, 1993[2]
Format CD Single, Cassingle, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label Epic 77228
Writer(s) Larry Boone, Will Robinson
Producer(s) James Stroud, Doug Stone
Doug Stone singles chronology
"Why Didn't I Think of That"
"I Never Knew Love'"
"Addicted to a Dollar"

"I Never Knew Love" is a song written by Larry Boone and Will Robinson, and recorded by American country music artist Doug Stone. It was released in October 1993 as the lead-off single from his fourth album More Love. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 3 on the Canadian RPM Tracks chart. The song was also Stone's only entry on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 81.[1]


In this song, the narrator tells his lover about revelations in his life like that he didn't know the power of a song until his mother died, didn't know what innocence was until he saw a newborn baby, and didn't know what love was until he met her.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993-1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 81
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 64


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 405. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ AOL Music profile for "I Never Knew Love"
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2366." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 24, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Doug Stone – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Doug Stone.
  5. ^ "Doug Stone – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Doug Stone.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

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