Is It Wrong (For Loving You)

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"Is It Wrong (For Loving You)"
Single by Sonny James
from the album When the Snow Is on the Roses
B-side "Suddenly There's a Valley"
Released February 1974
Format 7"
Recorded June 5, 1972
Genre Country
Length 3:03
Label Columbia 4-46003
Songwriter(s) Warner MacPherson
Producer(s) George Richey
Sonny James singles chronology
"If She Just Helps Me Get Over You"
(1973)
"Is It Wrong (For Loving You)"
(1974)
"A Mi Esposa Con Amor"
(1974)
"If She Just Helps Me Get Over You"
(1973)
"Is It Wrong (For Loving You)"
(1974)
"A Mi Esposa Con Amor"
(1974)

"Is It Wrong (For Loving You)" is a song written by Warner Mack. Mack recorded the song in 1957, and reached No. 9 on the Billboard country charts and spent 36 weeks on the chart.[1]

Cover Versions[edit]

"Is It Wrong (For Loving You)" wasrecorded by a number of artists:

  • In 1960, it was covered by Webb Pierce and peaked at No. 11 on the country charts.
  • Sonny James recorderd a cover version in 1972, shortly after signing with Columbia Records. In the winter of 1974, he released the song as a single, and it eventually became the final of 23 number ones on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of 11 weeks on the country chart.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Warner Mack[edit]

Chart (1958) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 9
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 61

Webb Pierce[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 69

Sonny James[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 75

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 211. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172. 
Preceded by
"Things Aren't Funny Anymore"
by Merle Haggard
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 11, 1974
Succeeded by
"Country Bumpkin"
by Cal Smith