Conway Twitty / Loretta Lynn – Lovin' What Your Lovin' Does To Me (1981 ...

About The Song

Today, we set our sights on the iconic duo of Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, and their toe-tapping, heart-swelling duet, “Lovin’ What Your Lovin’ Does to Me.”

This 1981 gem, nestled on their album “Two’s a Party”, epitomizes the magic that unfolded when these two legendary voices intertwined. Lynn, the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” with her frank and feisty persona, meets her match in the smooth baritone of Twitty, the “Hello Darlin'” crooner. Together, they weave a tapestry of rekindled passion, a love that burns brighter than ever before.

“Lovin’ What Your Lovin’ Does to Me” opens with a simple yet evocative declaration. Lynn’s voice, seasoned with a touch of vulnerability, confesses to a heart “at a standstill.” Then, like a ray of sunshine breaking through the clouds, comes Twitty’s presence, his touch “shak[ing] it up.” This initial verse sets the stage for a love story that transcends the passage of time.

The lyrics, penned by Jane Crouch and Toni Dae, paint a vivid picture of a love that defies all odds. It’s a love that conquers the coldest winter, “melt[ing] the snow,” and burns hotter than “the fire that swept Chicago.” Don’t be fooled by the playful banter, though. This love runs deep, “deeper than the Gulf of Mexico,” and sweet, “sweeter than the sugarcane way down in Louisiana.”

Twitty & Lynn weave a masterclass in vocal harmony throughout the song. Their voices take turns leading the melody, then intertwine in a seamless call and response, mirroring the give-and-take of a long-lasting relationship.

There’s a playful urgency in their delivery, a sense that they simply can’t get enough of each other. Lines like “The longest day of summer / Couldn’t warm me like you do” drip with sincerity, a testament to the transformative power of their love.

“Lovin’ What Your Lovin’ Does to Me” is more than just a love song; it’s a celebration of the enduring flame between two souls. It’s a reminder that love can reawaken, even after years of familiarity. So, put on your dancing shoes, folks, and let Twitty & Lynn whisk you away on a journey of rediscovery, where love’s embers are fanned into a roaring fire with every tender touch.

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