Torn Between Two Lovers
|"Torn Between Two Lovers"|
|Single by Mary MacGregor|
|from the album Torn Between Two Lovers|
|B-side||"I Just Want to Love You"|
|Mary MacGregor singles chronology|
"Torn Between Two Lovers" is a pop song written by Peter Yarrow (of the folk music trio Peter, Paul & Mary) and Phillip Jarrell. The song describes a love triangle and laments that "loving both of you is breaking all the rules". Yarrow originally intended the song to be sung by a man, but it was ultimately made famous by a woman, Mary MacGregor, who recorded it at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in 1976. The song became the title track of MacGregor's first album.
"Torn Between Two Lovers" reached #1 on the U.S. pop chart in February 1977 and the easy listening chart in the final week of 1976 and first week of 1977. The song also peaked at #3 on the country charts. In early 1977, the song peaked at #4 in the United Kingdom.
Weekly singles charts
"Car Wash" by Rose Royce
|Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
February 5, 1977 - February 12 (two weeks)
"Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
"Torn Between Two Lovers" has also been recorded by Johnny Rodriguez for his 1977 album Practice Makes Perfect, Anna-Lena Löfgren for her 1979 album Lev Som Du Lär and Anita Meyer for her 1984 album Face to Face. Connie Francis recorded "Torn Between Two Lovers" for her 1989 album release Where the Hits Are which was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and contained a number of songs whose original versions were Muscle Shoals recordings. Joey Sontz recorded "Torn Between Two Lovers" for his debut album "Chasing The Dream" in 2012.
"Torn Between Two Lovers" has been rendered in a number of languages including German: "Zwischen Zwei Gefühlen" by Penny McLean, Portuguese: "Só, Entre Dois Amores" by Celly Campello (pt), Dutch: "Hulpeloos verloren" by Conny Vandenbos and Swedish: "Ge Mig Dina Tankar" by Wizex, Spanish: "Entre dos amores" by Christie Lee.
- List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1976 (U.S.)
- List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1977 (U.S.)
- List of RPM number-one singles of 1977
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 152.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 211.
- MARY MacGREGOR | Artist | Official Charts
- Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada
- MBAJ&printsec=frontcover Billboard, December 24, 1977.