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I'd Love to Lay You Down

"I'd Love to Lay You Down" is a song written by Johnny MacRae, and recorded by American country music artist Conway Twitty. It was released in January 1980 as the first single from the album Heart & Soul. The song was Twitty's 24th number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week.[1] The song has sold 300,000 digital copies since becoming available for download.[2]

"I'd Love to Lay You Down"
Single by Conway Twitty
from the album Heart & Soul
B-side"She Thinks I Still Care"
ReleasedJanuary 14, 1980
Format7" single
Songwriter(s)Johnny MacRae
Producer(s)Conway Twitty, David Barnes
Conway Twitty singles chronology
"Happy Birthday Darlin'"
"I'd Love to Lay You Down"
"I've Never Seen the Likes of You"

In 2002, Daryle Singletary released a cover version which went to number 43 on the same chart.

Conway's version of this song features an extremely unusual series of key changes: the song progressively lowers in key instead of the musical standard of changing keys upwards.

Chris Young references this song in his single "I Can Take It from There".

Chart performanceEdit

Conway TwittyEdit

Chart (1980) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Daryle SingletaryEdit

Chart (2002) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 43


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 361.
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt (December 7, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: December 7, 2015". RoughStock.
  3. ^ "Conway Twitty Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Daryle Singletary Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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