Every Time Two Fools Collide

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Every Time Two Fools Collide
Kenny Rogers-Fools.jpg
Studio album by
Kenny Rogers with Dottie West
StudioJack Clement Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee[1]
GenreCountry pop
LabelUnited Artists
ProducerLarry Butler
Kenny Rogers chronology
Ten Years of Gold
Every Time Two Fools Collide
Love or Something Like It
Dottie West chronology
Every Time Two Fools Collide

Every Time Two Fools Collide is a 1978 duet album by country music singers Kenny Rogers and Dottie West.

This was the duo's first album together, after Rogers entered the country market earlier with his massive country pop crossover hit "Lucille" in spring of 1977, followed by a string of more big crossover hits. West, though, was struggling to keep afloat as a country singer, and needed help to bring her career back to where she was in the early part of the decade. Together, they recorded and released this album in 1978, and it was certified gold by the RIAA. The album spawned two big country hits; the title track went to number one (see the "Every Time Two Fools Collide" song article), followed up by the number-two hit "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight". The album went to number one on the Top Country albums chart for two weeks, and went to number 186 on the Billboard 200. It has sold over one million copies worldwide.

Track listing[]

  1. "Every Time Two Fools Collide" (Jan Dyer, Jeff Tweel) - 3:00
  2. "You and Me" (Roger Bowling, Larry Butler) - 2:57
  3. "What's Wrong with Us Today" (Larry Butler, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West) - 2:51
  4. "Beautiful Lies" (Marianne Gordon, Milton Brown, Rogers) - 3:24
  5. "That's The Way It Could've Been" (Tammy Wynette) - 3:04
  6. "Why Don't We Go Somewhere and Love" (Kenny O'Dell, Larry Henley) - 2:47
  7. "Baby I'm-a Want You" (David Gates) - 2:34
  8. "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" (Julie Didier, Casey Kelly) - 2:20
  9. "The Loving Gift" (Kris Kristofferson) - 2:23
  10. "We Love Each Other" (Buddy Killen) - 2:49


Compiled from liner notes[1]

  • Kenny Rogers – vocals
  • Dottie West – vocals



  • Larry Butlerproducer
  • Billy Sherrillengineer
  • Bob Sowell – mastering at Master Control (Nashville, Tennessee).
  • Bill Burks – art direction
  • Jeff Lancaster – design
  • Gary Regester – photography
  • Ken Kragen – management

Chart performance[]


Chart (1978) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 186
Canadian RPM Top Albums 95


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US US AC CAN Country CAN AC
1978 "Every Time Two Fools Collide" 1 101 44 1 12
"Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" 2 10


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Every Time Two Fools Collide (LP jacket). Kenny Rogers and Dottie West. United Artists Records. 1978. LA-864H.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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