Who's Cheatin' Who
|"Who's Cheatin' Who"|
|Single by Charly McClain|
|from the album Who's Cheatin' Who|
|Charly McClain singles chronology|
"Who's Cheatin' Who" is the title of a country music song written by Jerry Hayes and initially recorded by Charly McClain. It was the title track of her 1980 album for Epic Records, released in November 1980 as a single with "Love Scenes" on the B-side, and in early 1981, was her first Number One hit on the Billboard country charts. Seventeen years later, Alan Jackson had chart success with the song as well, with his cover version reaching Top Five on the country charts.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||2|
"I Keep Coming Back"
by Razzy Bailey
|Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
February 14, 1981
by Mel Tillis
Alan Jackson version
|"Who's Cheatin' Who"|
|Single by Alan Jackson|
|from the album Everything I Love|
|B-side||"Buicks to the Moon"|
|Released||April 7, 1997|
|Format||Promo-only CD single|
|Length||4:02 (album version)|
|Alan Jackson singles chronology|
In 1997, Alan Jackson covered the song on his album Everything I Love, releasing it as a single that year. Jackson's cover features several solos after the last chorus. Jackson also switches the song's pronouns to put it in a male's perspective. His version includes a series of extended electric guitar and piano solos before the final chorus.
The music video was directed by Brad Fuller and premiered in mid-1997 on Country Music Television. It was filmed on location in Concord, North Carolina. Many of NASCAR's Ford drivers had a part in the video, like Rusty Wallace (who played the ending guitar solo), John Andretti, Jeremy Mayfield, Kenny Irwin, Jr. (whose #98 Raybestos Ford F-150 NASCAR SuperTruck is driven at one point by Jackson in a "race", before Alan drives off the track and returns in the Bigfoot monster truck), Dale Jarrett, Mark Martin, Bill Elliott and Ernie Irvan.
"Who's Cheatin' Who" debuted at number 61 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 12, 1997.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||2|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||2|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||53|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||20|
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- Whitburn, p. 201
- AOL Music profile for Alan Jackson's "Who's Cheatin' Who"
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