Alabama performs “Love In The First Degree” Live On Hee Haw 1981 .

Reaching # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for two consecutive weeks and remaining A total of 16 weeks on the charts. It also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. The song was included in Alabama's fifth studio album, Feels So Right (RCA 1981)

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Love In The First Degree

Lp cover Alabama ( RCA 1981 )
Lp cover Alabama ( RCA 1981 )

“Love in the First Degree”, a song written by Tim DuBois and Jim Hurt, and recorded by the country-rock band Alabama, the song was recorded on August 30, 1980, in The Music Mill, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN, with the production of Harold Shedd and Alabama, the song was released on October 2, 1981, reaching # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, on December 26, 1981, for two consecutive weeks and remaining A total of 16 weeks on the charts. It also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts on January 16, 1982. It was the fifth consecutive number one in the Alabama career.

The song was included in Alabama’s fifth studio album, Feels So Right (RCA 1981), the album was released in February 1981, and on May 23, 1981, reached # 1 on the US Top Country charts. Albums, for 28 consecutive weeks, and remaining a total of 174 weeks in the charts. The album was certified quadruple platinum in the USA, and platinum in Canada.



About song :

“Love in the First Degree” became Alabama’s biggest crossover hit, peaking at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1982.

As with the previous single, “Feels So Right,” the song’s pop “love ballad” style — along with the country rock style of its other songs — became the cornerstone of Alabama’s sound throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Today, “Love in the First Degree” remains one of Alabama’s most popular songs.

Versions:

Luke Bryan 2013 (Show Dog)





Alabama – Love In The First Degree Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I once though of love as a prison
A place I didn’t want to be
So long ago, I made a decision
To be footloose and fancy-free
But you came and I was so tempted
To gamble on love just one time
I never thought that I would get caught
It seemed like a perfect crime

[Chorus]
Baby, you left me defenseless
But I’ve only got one plea
Lock me away inside of your love
And throw away the key
I’m guilty, of love in the first degree

[Verse 2]
I thought it would be so simple
Like a thousand times before
I’d take what I wanted and just walk away
But I never made it to the door
Now, babe I’m not begging for mercy
Go ahead and throw the book at me
If loving you’s a crime
I know that I’m as guilty as a man can be

[Chorus]
Baby, you left me defenseless
But I’ve only got one plea
Lock me away inside of your love
And throw away the key
I’m guilty, of love in the first degree
Baby, you left me defenseless
But I’ve only got one plea
Lock me away inside of your love
And throw away the key
I’m guilty, of love in the first degree

[Outro]
Love in the first degree
Love in the first degree
Love in the first degree
Love in the first degree
Love in the first degree
Love in the first degree
Love in the first degree

Single Alabama ( RCA 1981 )
Single Alabama ( RCA 1981 )

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