On the Other Hand

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"On the Other Hand"
On the Other Hand single.jpg
Single by Randy Travis
from the album Storms of Life
B-side"Can't Stop Now" (1985)
"1982" (1986)
ReleasedJuly 29, 1985 (original release)
April 21, 1986 (reissue)
RecordedJanuary 1985
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s)Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
Producer(s)Kyle Lehning, Keith Stegall
Randy Travis singles chronology
"She's My Woman"
"On the Other Hand"

"On the Other Hand" is a country music song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz. It was first released as a single in July 1985, peaking at number 67 in the United States. It was Randy’s 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.[1] "On the Other Hand" and "1982" were both included on Travis' 1986 debut album, Storms of Life.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985–1986) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 351.
  2. ^ "Randy Travis Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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