When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman

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"When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman"
When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman - Dr. Hook.jpg
Single by Dr. Hook
from the album Pleasure and Pain
B-side
  • "Knowing She's There" (US)
  • "Dooley Jones" (Intl.)
ReleasedApril 4, 1979 (1979-04-04)
Recorded1978
GenreMOR, country pop, disco
Length2:58
5:15 (extended version)
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Even Stevens
Producer(s)Ron Haffkine
Dr. Hook singles chronology
"All the Time in the World"
(1979)
"When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman"
(1979)
"Better Love Next Time"
(1979)

"When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" is an internationally successful single by Dr. Hook. It was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Alabama.[1][2]

Written by Even Stevens, who followed producer Ron Haffkine into the studio bathroom to pitch him the song. "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" first appeared on the band's 1978 album Pleasure and Pain. Riding the disco wave in 1979 it belatedly became an international hit, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100[3] singles chart in the USA and doing even better in the UK where it spent three weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart in November 1979.[4] The song was subsequently added to the band's 1979 album Sometimes You Win.

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Australia (KMR) 20
Austrian Top 40 14
Belgian VRT Top 30 2
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 7
Canadian RPM Country Singles 22
Canadian RPM Top Singles 4
Dutch Top 40 2
Euro Hit 50 7
German Media Control 8
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 1
New Zealand Singles 2
Spanish Singles 11
UK[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100 6
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 5
US Billboard Hot Country Songs 68

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Rank
Belgian VRT Top 30 24
Canadian RPM Top Singles 23
Dutch Top 40 14
German Media Control Charts 28
New Zealand[7] 17
UK[8] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Hook". Classicbands.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  2. ^ "Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show Biography". Sing365.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  3. ^ "The Hot 100 : July 28, 1979 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 1979-07-28. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 374. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  6. ^ "Top 100 1979 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  7. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1979 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1979-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  8. ^ "Top Singles 1979". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications: 27. 22 December 1979.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1979/Top 100 Songs of 1979". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-15.