When It's Just You and Me (album)

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When It's Just You and Me
Dottie West-1977 Comeback Album.jpg
Studio album by Dottie West
Released 1977
Recorded February 1977; Jack Clement Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Label United Artists
Producer Larry Butler
Dottie West chronology
Carolina Cousins
When It's Just You and Me

When It's Just You and Me is the name of a Country music album by Country singer, Dottie West, released in 1977.

This album was Dottie West's first album under her new record label, United Artists, which she joined in 1976, after being dropped from her previous label, RCA records. This was the first album to show how West changed her style and sound. Her material began to get sexier and riskier, her music was more up-tempo, and more Pop-sounding as well. In late 1976, the title track single was released (see the "When It's Just You and Me" song article), and hit No. 19 on the Billboard Country charts in 1977, bringing West back into Country with a decent hit, after being in a dry spell over the past two years. The song also showed off West's new style, among other recordings in this album.

Three other songs were released as singles from this album, "Every Word I Write", a cover version of the 1920s hit "Tonight You Belong to Me", and "That's All I Wanted to Know". Both "Every Word I Write" and "Tonight You Belong to Me", were Top 30 Country hits, while the other single didn't even reach the Top 40. This album set the stage for West's other United Artists albums to come. The album also entered the "Top Country Albums" chart and reached No. 44 there, her first album to chart a list since 1975.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When It's Just You and Me" (Kenny O'Dell)
  2. "That's All I Wanted to Know" (Ed Penney, Hugh Moffat)
  3. "Tonight You Belong to Me" (Billy Rose, Lee David)
  4. "You're a Beautiful Place to Be" (Wesley Van Stephenson)
  5. "By Your Side" (Ben Peters)
  6. "Every Word I Write" (Roger Bowling, George Richey, Jan Crutchfield)
  7. "All Night Long" (Richard Mainegra, Milton Blackford)
  8. "Save a Little for the Morning" (Molly Ann Leiken, Gloria Sklerov)
  9. "The Lovin' Kind" (Larry Butler, Roger Bowling)
  10. "'Till I Get It Right" (Red Lane, Larry Henley)
  11. "Tiny Fingers" (Jerry Chesnut)


AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1977 Top Country Albums #44
1977 The Billboard 200 #N/A

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "When It's Just You and Me" Hot Country Singles & Tracks #19
1977 "Every Word I Write" Hot Country Singles & Tracks #28
1977 "Tonight You Belong to Me Hot Country Singles & Tracks #30
1977 "That's All I Wanted to Know" Hot Country Singles & Tracks #57