When We Make Love (Alabama song)

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"When We Make Love"
Single by Alabama
from the album Roll On
B-side "Carolina Mountain Dewe"
Released April 1984
Format 7"
Recorded 1983
Genre Country, Soft rock, Adult contemporary
Length 3:36
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Troy Seals, Mentor Williams
Producer(s) Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)"
"When We Make Love"
"If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)"
"Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)"
"When We Make Love"
"If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)"

"When We Make Love" is a song written by Troy Seals and Mentor Williams, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. The song — a love ballad — was released in April 1984 as the second single from the band's album Roll On, and was the group's 13th straight No. 1 single on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart that June.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 72
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[4] 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 3


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 17. 
  • Morris, Edward, "Alabama," Contemporary Books Inc., Chicago, 1985 (ISBN 0809253062)
  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2))

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Preceded by
"I Got Mexico"
by Eddy Raven
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

June 23, 1984
Succeeded by
"I Can Tell by the Way You Dance (You're Gonna Love Me Tonight)"
by Vern Gosdin
Preceded by
"Someday When Things Are Good"
by Merle Haggard
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 14, 1984