Love Will Turn You Around (song)

"Love Will Turn You Around"
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Love Will Turn You Around
B-side "I Want a Son"
Released June 28, 1982
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Genre Country
Length 3:35
Label Liberty
Writer(s) Kenny Rogers, David Malloy, Thom Schuyler, Even Stevens
Producer(s) Kenny Rogers, David Malloy
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"Through the Years"
"Love Will Turn You Around"
"A Love Song"

"Love Will Turn You Around" is a song performed and co-written by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. It was released in June 1982 as the first single and title track from Rogers' album of the same name. It is also the theme song to Rogers' 1982 film Six Pack. Rogers wrote the song with Thom Schuyler, David Malloy and Even Stevens.

The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the song reached number thirteen,[1] while reaching number one on both the country and adult contemporary charts.[2]

Critical reception

Kip Kirby, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Rogers "creates a sound similar to his First Edition work, with high-strung acoustic guitars backing a quick, unstrained vocal." He goes on to say that the song is notable for its "sharp metaphors on human relationships."[3]

Chart performance

Chart (1982) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 13
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 12
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1
Preceded by
"Fool Hearted Memory"
by George Strait
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 4, 1982
Succeeded by
"She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)"
by Jerry Reed
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 18-September 25, 1982
Succeeded by
"Hey! Baby"
by Anne Murray
Preceded by
by Don McLean
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single of the year

Succeeded by
"The Closer You Get"
by Alabama
Preceded by
"Blue Eyes" by Elton John
Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single
September 25, 1982 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Break It to Me Gently" by Juice Newton

See also


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  3. Billboard, June 26, 1982
  4. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Rogers.
  5. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Rogers.
  6. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Kenny Rogers.
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