This week in country music 1985 Real Love

(source: Billboard)
(source: Billboard)
Published: Aug. 24, 2018 at 10:05 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2018 at 7:46 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - Let's head back to the 1980's and spin some country records.

This morning we're revisiting this week in 1985. Billboard Magazine's Country Chart had the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at number five with Modern Day Romance. The song was co-written by an up and coming singer-songwriter named Kix Brooks. He later teamed up with Ronnie Dunn to form the duo, Brooks and Dunn.

Rosanne Cash was in the number four position with I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me. It was her fourth number one single. She co-wrote the song with her husband at the time, Rodney Crowell.

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Coming in at number four was Janie Frickie with She's Single Again. This song was written by Peter McCann who had a pop hit of his own back in 1977 with Do You Wanna Make Love. Also in '77, Jennifer Warren had a huge hit with Right Time Of The Night which was written by McCann. Over the years he's written songs for numerous acts including Whitney Houston, Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys and Reba McIntire.
In the number two spot was Love Is Alive by The Judds. The song was Naomi and Wynonna's fourth number one single.

And topping the chart on this week in '85 was a duet by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Real Love was released in May and became one of the biggest country singles of the summer. Parton also recorded a solo version of the song, but it would be another ten years before it was released. It ended up on her 1995 album I Will Always Love You: The Essential Dolly Parton One.

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