Charly McClain performs “Who’s Cheating Who” Live from Austin TX 1982.

Peaked at # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and remained on the charts for 12 weeks. Canadian RPM Country Tracks, reached # 2. The song was included on Charly McClain's fifth studio album, Who's Cheatin' Who (Epic 1980)

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Who’s Cheating Who

Lp cover Charly McClain ( Epic 1980 )
Lp cover Charly McClain ( Epic 1980 )

“Who’s Cheatin’ Who”, song written by Jerry Hayes, was recorded by Charly McClain for the Epic label, in August 1980, at Lyn Lou Studios, 1518 Chelsea, Memphis, TN. At the album recording session, Charly McClain, was accompanied by: Bobby Neal (electric guitar), Ronny Scaife (acoustic guitar), “Delta” Don Singleton (acoustic guitar), Lloyd Green (steel), Malcom Gray (bass), Carl Marsh (keyboards), Perry York (drums), The Shelly Kurland (String, arr. By Bill Justis), Danny Hogan, Bobby Neal, Judy Rodman, Ronny Scaife and Perry York (background vocals). With the production of Larry Rogers, the song was released on November 1980, and on February 14, 1981, it peaked at # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and remained on the charts for 12 weeks. Canadian RPM Country Tracks, reached # 2. It was the first number one in Charly McClain’s career.

The song was included on Charly McClain’s fifth studio album, Who’s Cheatin’ Who (Epic 1980), the album was released on November 1980, and peaked at # 28 on the U.S Top Country Albums charts.

In 1997, Alan Jackson also recorded the song, which was released on April 7, 1997, reaching # 2 on the U.S Hot Country Songs and Canada Country Tracks charts. The song was included on the album, Everything I Love (Arista 1996).



Versions:

Jean Stafford 1981 (EMI Music Australia)
Alan Jackson 1997 (Arista)





Charly McClain – Who’s Cheating Who Lyrics

Everywhere you look, you can write a book
On the trouble with a woman an’ a man
But you cannot impose, you can’t stick your nose
Into somethin’ that you don’t understand

Still you wonder:
Who’s cheatin’ who an’ who’s bein’ true?
Who don’t even care anymore?
It makes you wonder:
Who’s doin’ right by someone tonight
An’ whose car is parked next door?

I thought I knew him well; I really coudn’t tell
That he had another lover on his mind
You see, it felt so right when he held me tight
How could I be so blind?

But still you wonder:
Who’s cheatin’ who an’ who’s bein’ true?
Who don’t even care anymore?
It makes you wonder:
Who’s doin’ right by someone tonight
An’ whose car is parked next door?

A heart is on the line each an’ every time
Love is stolen in the shadows of the night
Though it’s wrong all along, it keeps goin’ on
As long as they keep out of sight



But still you wonder:
Who’s cheatin’ who an’ who’s bein’ true?
Who don’t even care anymore?
It makes you wonder:
Who’s doin’ right by someone tonight
An’ whose car is parked next door?

Still you wonder:
Who’s cheatin’ who an’ who’s bein’ true?
Who don’t even care anymore?
It makes you wonder:
Who’s doin’ right by someone tonight
An’ whose car is parked next door?

Still you wonder:
Who’s cheatin’ who an’ who’s bein’ true?
Who don’t even care anymore?
It makes you wonder:
Who’s doin’ right by someone tonight
An’ whose car is parked next door?

Single Charly McClain ( Epic 1980 )
Single Charly McClain ( Epic 1980 )

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