The Lonely Side of Love

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"The Lonely Side of Love"
Single by Patty Loveless
from the album Honky Tonk Angel
B-side "I'll Never Grow Tired of You"
Released September 9, 1989
Format 7-inch vinyl single
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 3:02
Label MCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Kostas
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Patty Loveless singles chronology
"Timber, I'm Falling in Love"
"The Lonely Side of Love"

"Timber, I'm Falling in Love"
"The Lonely Side of Love"

"The Lonely Side of Love" is a song written by Kostas, and recorded by American country music artist Patty Loveless. It was released in September 1989 as the fourth single from her album Honky Tonk Angel.


This follow-up single to Loveless' number 1 song "Timber" reached number 6 in December, 1989 and is one of her classic country ballad songs about love and heartache. It was written by Kostas, who also wrote "Timber"

The song charted for 30 weeks (her longest to date) on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, reaching number 6 during the week of December 2, 1989.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 88


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 206. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6643." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Patty Loveless Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.