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June 7

“She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind”: Brooks & Dunn’s 7th No. 1 Hit

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"She's Not the Cheatin' Kind": Brooks & Dunn's 7th No. 1 Hit 1
Brooks & Dunn. Photo Credits: rollingstone.com

About the Song

A major hit in the mid-1990’s, “She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind” is a country song recorded and popularized by the American duo Brooks & Dunn. Penned by Ronnie Dunn, this three-minute song was officially released on August 16, 1994. In addition, it was produced by American record producers and songwriters Don Cook and Scott Hendricks.

She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind” is Brooks & Dunn’s lead-off single on their 1994 album Waitin’ on Sundown. Furthermore, the song was a chart-topper for the duo. It ranked no. 1 on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Canada RPM Country Tracks.

As a result, its appearance on the Billboard at the no. 1 spot gave Brooks & Dunn their seventh Number One single.

In addition, the song still appeared on the year-end charts. It reached no. 61 on the Billboard Country Songs while no. 51 on Canada RPM Country Tracks.

Song Story

She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind” shares a lot in common with “She Used to be Mine“. However, the song takes the story from the woman’s point of view. As a woman, whose man cheated on her, she heads out to try to find a one night stand and realizes that it isn’t what she’s all about. Brooks & Dunn poured themselves into the lyrics about a woman who is about to take the first step of independence from a philandering and flirtatious lover.

Here’s a part of the song that tells about this:

She found out the hard way about him
She’s out to find out how she’ll do without him
Her hands are shakin’, her heart’s pounding
By the way she’s drinking his memory’s drowin’

She’s not the cheatin’ kind
She’s been cheated one too many times
Oh, she’s never fooled around
He’s still lyin’ she’s through cryin’
She’s not foolin’ now

Watch Brooks & Dunn’s 1994 no. 1 hit, “She’s Not The Cheatin’ Kind” below:

She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind” is one of the few songs written by Ronnie Dunn that many country music fans love. The other most requested songs penned by Dunn are “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”,  “Brand New Man”, and “Neon Moon”. In an interview, Dunn revealed that among these four hits, “Neon Moon” is his personal favorite while “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” was the first song that he felt some excitement and enjoyment.

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