Young Love (Strong Love)

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"Young Love (Strong Love)"
Single by The Judds
from the album River of Time
B-side "Cow Cow Boogie"
Released February 20, 1989
Format 7"
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 4:27
Label RCA/Curb
Songwriter(s) Paul Kennerley
Kent Robbins
Producer(s) Brent Maher
The Judds singles chronology
"Change of Heart"
"Young Love (Strong Love)"
"Let Me Tell You About Love"
"Change of Heart"
"Young Love (Strong Love)"
"Let Me Tell You About Love"

"Young Love (Strong Love)" is a song written by Kent Robbins and Paul Kennerley, and recorded by American country music duo The Judds. It was released in February 1989, as the first single from their album River of Time. In May, it became The Judds' 13th No. 1 hit on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart.

About the song[edit]

"Young Love (Strong Love)" chronicles a relationship between a young couple, beginning from the first time a young woman lays eyes on a man; according to the song's lyrics, she was "sitting cross-legged on the hood of a Ford, filing down her nails with an emery board." As the song continues, the boy -- whose name is Billy -- and girl — never named in the song — meet and the relationship blossoms into love. Eventually, the two are married, have a baby and move into a house on the edge of town.

Chart positions[edit]

"Young Love" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 25, 1989.

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[1] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 29
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 48


  1. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1039." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 15, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "The Judds – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Judds.
  3. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"The Church on Cumberland Road"
by Shenandoah
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 6, 1989
Succeeded by
"Is It Still Over?"
by Randy Travis
Preceded by
"Hey Bobby"
by K. T. Oslin
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 15, 1989