February 27

Bill Anderson and Jan Howard’s Most Successful Song Together

Bill Anderson and Jan Howard have performed duets on a number of top 10 hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The most successful of which was their number one song “For Loving You”.  At that time, two great tunesmiths from different origins Steve Karliski and Rossini Pinto penned the song. On October 16, 1967, the song was released as the title track of the album For Loving You. Eventually, the song became successful as shown by its four-week reign on top of the country charts. Astoundingly, the song stayed on the chart for a total of 20 weeks. Also, this amazing chart performance of the song was later followed by Skater Davis and Don Brown’s cover of it. The tune’s latter version entered the same chart peaking at No. 72.

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The Passionate Performance of the Song

How did you find the music video above? Isn’t it romance-evoking? Each of the pairs performed a soulful and passionate rendition of the song that blended perfectly with its main subject. The wordings exhibited how loving his significant other had a powerful impact on him.

For loving her, his life becomes richer; his faith grows a little stronger; his world seems to be brighter. Needing her provided him a sizable amount of strength that made him a lot stronger.

A sudden mood shift occurred towards the end of the song as the narrator mentioned about losing his lover. That made him the saddest man in the world. However, despite his loneliness and sorrow, he expressed having no regret in loving her.


Bill Anderson, Jan Howard

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