The Bed You Made for Me

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"The Bed You Made for Me"
Single by Highway 101
from the album Highway 101
B-side "I'm Gonna Run Through the Wind"[1]
Released January 5, 1987
Format 7" single, CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:33
Label Warner Bros. #28483
Writer(s) Paulette Carlson
Producer(s) Paul Worley
Highway 101 singles chronology
"The Bed You Made for Me"
"Whiskey, If You Were a Woman"

"The Bed You Made for Me" is the title of a debut song written by Paulette Carlson, and recorded by American country music band Highway 101. It was released in January 1987 as the first single from the band's self-titled debut album.[2] "The Bed You Made for Me" spent twenty-four weeks on the Hot Country Songs charts, peaking at number four.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Kip Kirby, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it "dynamic" and saying that it is "apologetically country in instrumentation and vocal, with energy and outrage that are almost palpable."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks[5] 8


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 188. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Carlin, Richard (2003). Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary. Taylor & Francis. pp. 182–183. ISBN 0-415-93802-3. 
  3. ^ Billboard, December 20, 1986 - Vol. 98, No. 51
  4. ^ "Highway 101 – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Highway 101.
  5. ^ "RPM Country Tracks for May 2, 1987". RPM. Retrieved 28 September 2010.