Love a Little Stronger (song)

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"Love a Little Stronger"
Diamond Rio - Love A Little Stronger single.jpg
Single by Diamond Rio
from the album Love a Little Stronger
B-side ""It Does Get Better than This""
Released May 9, 1994[1]
Format CD Single, 7"
Recorded 1994
Genre Country
Length 3:43
Label Arista Nashville 12696
Songwriter(s) Chuck Jones
Billy Crittenden
Gregory Swint
Producer(s) Tim DuBois
Monty Powell
Michael D. Clute
Diamond Rio singles chronology
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"Love a Little Stronger" is a song written by Chuck Jones, Billy Crittenden and Gregory Swint, and recorded by American country music group Diamond Rio. It was released in May 1994 as the first single and title track and from their album Love a Little Stronger.


"Love a Little Stronger" was written by Chuck Jones and Gregory Swint and Billy Crittenden, who was a member of the band 4 Runner at the time. In it, the male narrator promises that he will try harder to save a flagging relationship.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Jimmy Olander's "wonderful, Tele-bending guitar work and the band's road-tightened harmonies drive this cool single home."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Love a Little Stronger" was made by Deaton-Flanigen Productions.

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at number 2 on The Billboard country charts and number 6 on Canada's RPM country chart.

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 6
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 88
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 9


  1. ^ AOL Music profile for "Love a Little Stronger"
  2. ^ Billboard, June 25, 1995
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2576." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 29, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Diamond Rio – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Diamond Rio.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1994: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

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