Too Busy Being in Love

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"Too Busy Being in Love"
Doug Stone - Too Busy Being in Love single.png
Single by Doug Stone
from the album From the Heart
B-side "The Workin' End of a Hoe" [1]
ReleasedOctober 26, 1992
Genre Country
Length3:54
Label Epic 74761
Songwriter(s) Gary Burr, Victoria Shaw
Producer(s) Doug Johnson
Doug Stone singles chronology
"Warning Labels"
(1992)
"Too Busy Being in Love"
(1992)
"Made for Lovin' You"
(1993)

"Too Busy Being in Love" is a song written by Victoria Shaw and Gary Burr, and recorded by American country music singer Doug Stone. It was released in October 1992 as the second single from the album From the Heart . The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and on The Canadian RPM Tracks chart.

Contents

Content

In this song, the narrator says his lover inspires him so poetically that he could have been a great writer, but that he "Too Busy Being in Love" with her to do so.

Music video

The music video was directed by Michael Merriman and premiered in late 1992.

Chart performance

Chart (1992-1993)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [2] 1
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [3] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1993)Position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [4] 22
US Country Songs ( Billboard ) [5] 48

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References

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  2. "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1723." RPM . Library and Archives Canada. February 20, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
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  4. "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1993". RPM . December 18, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
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