“Love the World Away” by Kenny Rogers

Although it is not forthrightly specified, it is reasonable to deduce that Kenny Rogers is addressing a romantic interest in “Love the World Away”. And basically “the world” is presented as being a distraction – or perhaps even a hindrance – to their love. So what he is fundamentally putting forth is that they should enjoy some alone time, free from external distractions. And in doing so the love between them will be re-invigorated.

Writing Credits

“Love the World Away” was not written by Rogers. It was composed by the following writers:

  • Johnny Wilson
  • Bob Morrison. 

Chart Performance

It was a notable hit, topping Canada’s RPM Country Tracks charts. It also peaked at number 4 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and number 14 on the Hot 100.

Release Date of “Love the World Away”

This track came out, via Liberty Records, on 23 June 1980. During that year it was featured on two different albums. One was the soundtrack album to the John Travolta film “Urban Cowboy”. And the other was Kenny’s own “Greatest Hits” album.

The compilation album above attained diamond status thanks to hits such as this and the following:

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