Morning Desire

"Morning Desire"
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album The Heart of the Matter
B-side "People in Love"
Released October 7, 1985
Genre Country
Length 4:09
Label RCA
Writer(s) Dave Loggins
Producer(s) George Martin
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"Twentieth Century Fool"
"Morning Desire"
"Goodbye Marie"

"Morning Desire" is a song written by Dave Loggins and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in October 1985 as the lead single from the album, The Heart of the Matter. The song was Kenny Rogers' twelfth number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1] Guitarist Stanley Jordan played lead guitar on the track.

Chart performance

Chart (1985–1986) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 72
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[4] 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 3


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 299.
  2. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Rogers.
  3. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Rogers.
  4. Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 208.
Preceded by
"Have Mercy"
by The Judds
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 11, 1986
Succeeded by
by Dan Seals
Preceded by
"Nobody Falls Like a Fool"
by Earl Thomas Conley
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 18, 1986
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