Do you remember Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show’s single “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman?” It’s a classic country-pop song that hit the top ten of the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary chart. Furthermore, “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” also scored a spot on the country. It reached the number sixty-eight spot.

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show’s Performance

If you haven’t heard this single by Dr. Hook, here it is. You’ll surely enjoy Ray Sawyer (the lead singer of the band) playing the maracas and having fun.

“When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” Recording

“When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” was penned in 1978 by Even Stevens. He pitched the song to Ron Haffkin who took an interest in it and gave it to the band to record the song. The original plan was for Ray Sawyer to sing this song, however, he said that Dennis Locorriere, another lead singer of the band and guitarist, would sing the song better than him.

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Photo Credit: Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show/ Official Facebook Page

What the Song’s All About

Dr. Hook’s song shows us how a man feels whenever you are in love with a beautiful woman. The problem when you are in a relationship with such a woman, according to the song, is that you have a lot of men lurking around. Furthermore, it doesn’t give you an easy feeling because you constantly think of who she is with.

When you’re in love with a beautiful woman, it’s hard
When you’re in love with a beautiful woman, you know it’s hard
Everybody wants her, everybody loves her
Everybody wants to take your baby home

The saddest part of the song is when the narrator says every time he calls his lady, another guy picks up the phone.

Pleasure and Pain Album

The band first included the song on their album Pleasure and Pain. Aside from their song “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman,” they released another single from their album which also entered the top ten of the Billboard chart.

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Photo Credit: Pleasure and Pain Album Cover/ itunes.apple.com

Pleasure and Pain is both country rock and soft rock album of the band. This is not the band’s first song to enter the country chart. They have released other songs that have crossed over to the country charts. Their highest charting country single was “If Not You” in 1976.