First Collaboration

Dottie West and Kenny Rogers collaborated together since 1978. Their first album was Every Time Two Fools Collide. Kenny Rogers was beginning to make a name in country music when the two worked together while West’s career was a little shaky that time. Their collaboration was a massive success as their album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. In addition, their album has two songs that entered the chart, “Every Time Two Fools Collide” and “Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight.”

Other Collaborations

After their first successful album, they released another album together. In 1979, Classics, the second album of Rogers and West, was released. Like their first album, Classics was also a success. It reached No. 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 82 on the Billboard 200.

Moreover, it was Platinum-certified by RIAA. Two singles from their album entered the Billboard Hot Country chart (“All I Ever Need Is You” and “Till I Can Make It On My Own.”)

“What Are We Doin’ in Love” Last Collaboration

Their last collaboration together was an unintentional recording. Dottie said in one of her shows that the single was supposed to be a solo recording. However, Rogers walked in the studio, and they ended up recording the song “What Are We Doin’ in Love” as a duet. This became West’s favorite recording of the two.

Chart Performance of the song

“What Are We Doin’ in Love” is a country pop song written by Randy Goodrum. The song became part of Dottie’s album Wild West. Their recording together reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Moreover, it placed at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. “What Are We Doin’ in Love” also reached No. 7 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. This impromptu duet of West and Rogers is one of the best from both of them.

Here’s a video of Dottie West Performing the song and talking about the song. Kenny Rogers was not part of the performance.

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