The Oak Ridge Boys performs “Trying to Love Two Women” Live Video 1980.

Peaked at # 1 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 15 weeks. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, it reached # 1 the same day. The song was featured on Oak Ridge Boys' 40 studio album, Together (MCA 1980)

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Trying to Love Two Women

Single cover The Oak Ridge Boys ( MCA 1980 )
Single cover The Oak Ridge Boys ( MCA 1980 )

“Trying to Love Two Women”, song written by Sonny Throckmorton, was recorded by American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys for the MCA label, it was recorded in November 1979, at Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN.In the same session, three other songs were recorded: “Love takes two”, “Ready to take my chances” and “Hold on’til Sunday”. With the production by Ron Chancey, the song was released on April 19, 1980, and on June 28, 1980, peaked at # 1 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 15 weeks. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, it reached # 1 the same day. It was the third number one in the Oak Ridge Boys career.

The song was featured on Oak Ridge Boys’ 40 studio album, Together (MCA 1980), the album was released on March 30, 1980, peaking at # 10 on the US Top Country Albums charts on May 17, 1980, remaining on the charts for a total of 44 weeks. On May 26, 1980, it peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts for two consecutive weeks.




The Oak Ridge Boys – Trying to Love Two Women Lyrics

[Chorus]
Trying to love two women is like a ball and chain
Trying to love two women is like a ball and chain
Sometimes the pleasure ain’t worth the strain
It’s a long old grind, and it tires your mind

[Verse 1]
Trying to hold two women is tearing me apart
Trying to hold two women is tearing me apart
One’s got my money, the other’s got my heart
It’s a long old grind, and it tires your mind

[Bridge]
When you try to please two women, you can’t please yourself
When you try to please two women, you can’t please yourself
At best it’s only half good; a man can’t stock two shelves
It’s a long old grind, and it tires your mind

[Chorus]
[Chorus]

Single The Oak Ridge Boys ( MCA 1980 )
Single The Oak Ridge Boys ( MCA 1980 )

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