Love in the Hot Afternoon

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"Love in the Hot Afternoon"
Single by Gene Watson
from the album Love in the Hot Afternoon
B-side "Through the Eyes of Love"
Released May 1975
Format 7"
Recorded 1974
Genre Country
Length 3:21
Label Capitol 4076
Songwriter(s) Vince Matthews and Kent Westbury
Producer(s) Russ Reeder
Gene Watson singles chronology
"Bad Water"
(1975)
"Love in the Hot Afternoon"
(1975)
"Where Love Begins"
(1975)
"Bad Water"
(1975)
"Love in the Hot Afternoon"
(1975)
"Where Love Begins"
(1975)

"Love in the Hot Afternoon" is a song written by Vince Matthews and Kent Westbury, and recorded by American country music artist Gene Watson. It was released in May 1975 as the second single and title track from the album Love in the Hot Afternoon. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, becoming his first top 40 and first top 10 hit on that chart.[1]

In 2010, it was covered by Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney for the Adult Swim Singles Program.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3


References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 450. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Gene Watson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Gene Watson.