Tired of Toein' the Line

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"Tired of Toein' the Line"
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Single by Rocky Burnette
from the album The Son of Rock and Roll
B-side "Boogie Down in Mobile, Alabama"
Released1979 (UK)
May 1980 (U.S.)
Genre Pop rock, new wave, rock and roll, rockabilly, country rock
Label EMI America
Songwriter(s) Rocky Burnette, Ron Coleman
Producer(s) Bill House, Jim Seiter
Rocky Burnette singles chronology
"Tired of Toein' the Line"
"Fallin' in Love (Bein' Friends)"

"Tired of Toein' the Line" is a song by Rocky Burnette, who co-wrote it with Ron Coleman, former bass player of the Brothers Grim and the Everly Brothers.



The song was performed by Burnette, and contains lyrics detailing an imminent breakup from the point of view of a man who no longer wants to toe the line.

Chart performance

After first appearing on the UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 in November 1979, [1] the song became an international hit after its release in the United States in May 1980[ citation needed ], and was Burnette's only hit single.

By peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, "Tired of Toein' the Line" tied "You're Sixteen", by Rocky's father Johnny Burnette, as the highest-charting Hot 100 single from a member of the Burnette family. The single was number one in Australia (for two weeks) in June 1980. [2]


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [18] Gold50,000^
Canada (Music Canada) [19] Gold75,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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