Strong Enough to Bend (song)

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"Strong Enough to Bend"
Single by Tanya Tucker
from the album Strong Enough to Bend
B-side "Back on My Feet"
Released June 1988
Genre Country
Length 2:43
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Beth Nielsen Chapman
Don Schlitz
Producer(s) Jerry Crutchfield
Tanya Tucker singles chronology
"If It Don't Come Easy"
"Strong Enough to Bend"
"Highway Robbery"

"Strong Enough to Bend" is a song written by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Don Schlitz, and recorded by American country music artist Tanya Tucker. It was released in June 1988 as the first single and title track from the album Strong Enough to Bend. The song became Tanya Tucker's ninth number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 358. 
  2. ^ "Tanya Tucker – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Tanya Tucker.
Preceded by
"Streets of Bakersfield"
by Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 22, 1988
Succeeded by
"Gonna Take a Lot of River"
by The Oak Ridge Boys