Love Is Fair

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Love is Fair
Love is fair cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 29, 1980
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerTom Collins
Barbara Mandrell chronology
The Best of Barbara Mandrell
Love is Fair
Barbara Mandrell Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Love is Fair is a studio album by American country music singer, Barbara Mandrell, released in August 1980.

Love is Fair was Mandrell's first studio album of the decade. The album was successful for Mandrell, spawning four singles. The first single, "Crackers", peaked at #3 on the Country charts in 1980, and also charted on the Bubbling Under/Hot 100, her last single to chart there. The second single, "The Best of Strangers" was another Top 10 Country hit. The third single, "Love is Fair" peaked at #13 on the Country charts. The flip-side of that song, "Sometime, Somewhere, Somehow" charted on the Adult Contemporary charts in the Top 30. The album consisted of 10 tracks, including a cover of the Brenda Lee pop hit "Coming on Strong" and Michael Jackson's hit, "(S)He's Out of My Life".

Love Is Fair peaked at #6 on the Top Country Albums chart and also peaked at #175 on the Billboard 200, her fourth album to peak on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Is Fair" (Dennis Morgan, Kye Fleming)
  2. "Crackers" (Morgan, Fleming)
  3. "He's Out of My Life" (Tom Bahler)
    • with Randy Wright
  4. "Not Tonight, I've Got a Heartache" (David Powelson)
  5. "Long Time, No Love" (Morgan, Fleming)
  6. "The Best of Strangers" (Morgan, Fleming)
  7. "Sometime, Somewhere, Somehow" (Brant Beene, Jack Turner)
  8. "My Bonnie Lies Over and Over" (John Schweers, R. C. Bannon)
  9. "I'm Afraid He'll Find You (Somewhere in My Heart)" (Kerry Chater, Mitch Johnson)
  10. "Coming on Strong" (Little David Wilkins)


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 175
Canadian RPM Country Albums 12


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1980 "Crackers" 3 105 6
"The Best of Strangers" 6 9
1981 "Love Is Fair" 13 7