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"Love Will Turn You Around" is a song performed and co-written by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. It was released in June 1982 as the first single and title track from Rogers' album of the same name. It is also the theme song to Rogers' 1982 film Six Pack. Rogers wrote the song with Thom Schuyler, David Malloy and Even Stevens.

"Love Will Turn You Around"
Kenny Rogers Love Will Turn single.png
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Love Will Turn You Around, Six Pack
B-side"I Want a Son"
ReleasedJune 28, 1982
Format7" (45 rpm)
Songwriter(s)Kenny Rogers, David Malloy, Thom Schuyler, Even Stevens
Producer(s)Kenny Rogers, David Malloy
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"Through the Years"
"Love Will Turn You Around"
"A Love Song"

The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the song reached number 13,[1] while reaching number one on both the country and adult contemporary charts.[2]


Critical receptionEdit

Kip Kirby, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Rogers "creates a sound similar to his First Edition work, with high-strung acoustic guitars backing a quick, unstrained vocal." He goes on to say that the song is notable for its "sharp metaphors on human relationships."[3]


Chart (1982) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 13
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 12
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)
  3. ^ Billboard, June 26, 1982
  4. ^ "Kenny Rogers Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Kenny Rogers Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Kenny Rogers Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.

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