On the Other Hand
|"On the Other Hand"|
|Single by Randy Travis|
|from the album Storms of Life|
|B-side||"Can't Stop Now" (1985)|
|Released||July 29, 1985 (original release)|
April 21, 1986 (reissue)
|Label||Warner Bros. Nashville|
|Songwriter(s)||Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz|
|Producer(s)||Kyle Lehning, Keith Stegall|
|Randy Travis singles chronology|
"On the Other Hand" is a song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, and recorded by American country music artist Randy Travis. It was first released as a single in July 1985, peaking at number 67 in the United States. It was Travis' first single with Warner Bros. Nashville and was only a minor hit. After the chart successes of Travis' next single, "1982", the label reissued "On the Other Hand" in April 1986, and it became his first number one hit in both the United States and Canada. "On the Other Hand" and "1982" were both included on Travis' 1986 debut album, Storms of Life.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000|
Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 351.
- "Randy Travis Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "American single certifications – Randy Travis – On the Other Hand". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 17, 2021.