Love's Ups and Downs

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Love's Ups and Downs
Barbara Mandrell-Ups & Downs.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 18, 1977
StudioRCA Studios, Nashville; Woodland Studios, East Nashville
LabelABC/Dot Records
ProducerTom Collins
Barbara Mandrell chronology
Lovers, Friends, & Strangers
Love's Ups and Downs
Singles from Love's Ups and Downs
  1. "Woman to Woman"
    Released: November 1977
  2. "Tonight"
    Released: 1977

Love's Ups and Downs is an album by American country singer Barbara Mandrell, released in November 1977.

This was Mandrell's second album released in 1977. The previous album released two singles, one of which was a Top 5 hit. This album also released two singles. Both singles became Top 10 hits on the Billboard Country charts, the first time Mandrell had two solo Top 10 hits in a row. The first single, "Woman to Woman" peaked in the Top 5 and was a major hit that year. The song also marked the first time one of Mandrell's singles peaked inside the Billboard Hot 100, only peaking at #92. It also was the first time one of Mandrell's songs reached the Adult Contemporary charts, but again, it wasn't a major hit, only reaching the Top 50. The second single, "Tonight" was another Top 5 hit but did not chart on the Hot 100 or Adult Contemporary charts. The album as a whole was not a major success, only peaking at #29 on the Top Country Albums chart.

The album included cover versions of some songs, including a remake of Jackie Wilson's, "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher", which had been a pop hit for Rita Coolidge that same year, and "How Long," originally recorded by Ace. "Woman to Woman" was a cover of Shirley Brown's #1 R&B hit from 1974. The album consisted of 10 tracks, some of which were new songs.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" (Gary Jackson, Carl Smith)
  2. "Don't Hand Me No Hand-Me-Down Love" (Charles Silver, Rory Michael Bourke)
  3. "If I Were a River" (Marty Yonts)
  4. "The Magician" (Kent Robbins)
  5. "Woman to Woman" (Homer Banks, Eddie Marion, Henderson Thigpen)
  6. "Tonight" (Rafe VanHoy, Don Cook)
  7. "Let the Rain Out" (Geoffrey Morgan)
  8. "Fancy Place to Cry" (John Schweers)
  9. "Walking Home in the Rain" (Paul Craft)
  10. "How Long" (Paul Carrack)



AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1977 Top Country Albums #29

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1977 "Woman to Woman" Hot Country Singles & Tracks #4
1977 "Woman to Woman" Billboard Hot 100 #92
1977 "Woman to Woman" Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart #49
1978 "Tonight" Hot Country Singles & Tracks #5