On Down the Line (song)

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"On Down the Line"
Single by Patty Loveless
from the album On Down the Line
B-side"Feelings of Love"
ReleasedMay 19, 1990
Format7in vinyl single
LabelMCA Nashville
Producer(s)Tony Brown
Patty Loveless singles chronology
"On Down the Line"
"The Night's Too Long"

"On Down the Line" is a song written by Kostas, and recorded by American country music artist Patty Loveless. It was released in May 1990 as the first single and title track from her album On Down the Line.


The song came from a collection of songs written by Kostas. He was the writer of "Timber I'm Falling in Love" and many other tunes that Loveless recorded. When Tony Brown (Loveless' producer at the time) heard the song, he wasn't sure it was meant for her because of some of the lyrics in the third verse. While Loveless was recording it in the studio, actually putting the tracks down to the song, Kostas was rewriting the last verse. Once Brown heard this rewritten third verse, it just worked, it just absolutely worked and Loveless was very pleased how it turned out.

The song charted for 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, reaching number 5 during the week of July 21, 1990.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 27
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 54


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006. Second edition. Record Research. p. 206.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 7997." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 18, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Patty Loveless Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.

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