Spilled Perfume

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"Spilled Perfume"
Single by Pam Tillis
from the album Sweetheart's Dance
B-side "'Til All the Lonely's Gone"
Released March 26, 1994
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:53 (album version)
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Pam Tillis
Dean Dillon
Producer(s) Pam Tillis
Steve Fishell
Pam Tillis singles chronology
"Do You Know Where Your Man Is"
"Spilled Perfume"
"When You Walk in the Room"

"Spilled Perfume" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis. It was released in March 1994 as the lead single from her album Sweetheart's Dance. The song was written by Tillis and Dean Dillon. The lyrics are a first-person account of a friend comforting a woman who is regretful after a one-night stand.

Music video[edit]

A music video directed by Steven Goldmann was recorded for the song.


Compiled from liner notes.[1]

  • Mike Brignardello – bass guitar
  • Paul Franklin — steel guitar
  • Rob Hajacos – fiddle
  • Mary Ann Kennedy — background vocals
  • Brent Mason — electric guitar
  • Terry McMillan — percussion
  • Steve Nathan – piano
  • Bobby Ogdin – synthesizer
  • Pam Tillis – lead vocals, background vocals
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums

Chart performance[edit]

For the chart week of June 18, 1994, "Spilled Perfume" reached the top 5 of Billboards Hot Country Songs chart, her fifth single to do so at the time.[2]


Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 36


  1. ^ Sweetheart's Dance (CD booklet). Pam Tillis. Arista Records. 1994. 18758. 
  2. ^ "Pam Tillis – Spilled Perfume (Billboard chart history)". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2521." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 4, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Pam Tillis – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Pam Tillis.
  5. ^ "Best of 1994: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

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