"Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" is a song written by David Ellingson and Kim Carnes and recorded by Kenny Rogers and Carnes as a duet. It was released in March 1980 as the first single from Rogers' album Gideon. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart[1] and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2] It was also recorded in Spanish as "No Te Enamores De Un Loco".

Chart performance[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Chart (1980) Peak


U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 3
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 31
Australian Singles Chart 38
Preceded by

"The Way I Am" by Merle Haggard

RPM Country Tracks

number-one single May 31-June 21, 1980

Succeeded by

"Trying to Love Two Women" by The Oak Ridge Boys