Every Time Two Fools Collide

Every Time Two Fools Collide
Studio album by Kenny Rogers with Dottie West
Released 1978
Recorded 1977–78 at Jack Clement Recording Studio[1]
Genre Country pop
Label United Artists
Producer Larry Butler
Kenny Rogers chronology
Ten Years of Gold
Every Time Two Fools Collide
Love or Something Like It
Dottie West chronology
Every Time Two Fools Collide

Every Time Two Fools Collide is a duet album by country music singers Kenny Rogers and Dottie West.

This was the duo's first album together. This was after Rogers entered the country market a couple of years back with his massive country pop crossover hit "Lucille" in spring of 1977, followed by a string of more big crossover hits. West, on the other hand, was struggling to keep afloat as a country singer, and needed help to bring her career back to where she was in the early part of the decade. Together, they recorded and released this album in 1978, and it was certified gold by the RIAA. The album spawned two big country hits: the title track went to number 1 (see the "Every Time Two Fools Collide" song article), followed up by the #2 hit "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight". The album went to number 1 on the Top Country albums chart for two weeks, and went to #186 on the Billboard 200. It has sold over one million copies worldwide.

Track listing

  1. "Every Time Two Fools Collide" (Jan Dyer, Jeff Tweel) - 3:00
  2. "You and Me" (Roger Bowling, Larry Butler) - 2:57
  3. "What's Wrong with Us Today" (Larry Butler, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West) - 2:51
  4. "Beautiful Lies" (Marianne Gordon, Milton Brown, Rogers) - 3:24
  5. "That's the Way It Could Have Been" (Tammy Wynette) - 3:04
  6. "Why Don't We Go Somewhere and Love" (Kenny O'Dell, Larry Henley) - 2:47
  7. "Baby I'm-a Want You" (David Gates) - 2:34
  8. "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" (Julie Didler, Casey Kelly) - 2:20
  9. "The Loving Gift" (Kris Kristofferson) - 2:23
  10. "We Love Each Other" (Buddy Killen) - 2:49


Compiled from liner notes.[1]


Strings: Sheldon Kurland, Byron Bach, George Binkley, Marvin Chantry, Roy Christensen, Carl Gorodetzly, Lennie Haight, Wilfred Lehmann, Steven Smith, Gary Vanosdale, Samuel Terranova, Marvin Katahn


Chart performance


Chart (1978) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 186
Canadian RPM Top Albums 95


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC CAN Country CAN AC
1978 "Every Time Two Fools Collide" 1 101 44 1 12
"Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" 2 10
Preceded by
Waylon & Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 20–27, 1978
Succeeded by
Waylon & Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson


  1. 1 2 Every Time Two Fools Collide (LP jacket). Kenny Rogers and Dottie West. United Artists Records. 1978. LA-864H.
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