Old Flame (song)

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"Old Flame"
Old Flame - Alabama.jpg
Single by Alabama
from the album Feels So Right
B-side "I'm Stoned"
Released January 23, 1981 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded December 14, 1980
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label RCA 12169
Writer(s) Donny Lowery, Mac McAnally
Producer(s) Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Why Lady Why"
"Old Flame"
"Feels So Right"

"Old Flame" is a song written by Donny Lowery and Mac McAnally, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in January 1981 as the first single from the album Feels So Right. The song was the group's third number-one single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1]

According to Allmusic reviewer Al Campbell - it represented a traditional side to Alabama's repertore.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The song is played on the FX series, The Americans; Season 5, Episode 3 ("The Midges"), while Elizabeth and Phillip begin a slow dance.


Chart (1981) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 3


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 18. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Al. Feels So Right - Review. Allmusic.com.
  3. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
  4. ^ "Alabama – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Alabama.

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Preceded by
"You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma"
by David Frizzell and Shelly West
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 18, 1981
Succeeded by
"A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight)"
by Mickey Gilley
Preceded by
by Don McLean
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 25, 1981