Gene Watson – Love in the Hot Afternoon, is a song written by Vince Matthews and Kent Westbury, and recorded by American country music artist Gene Watson. It was released in May 1975 as the second single and title track from the album Love in the Hot Afternoon. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, becoming his first top 40 and first top 10 hit on that chart. Two years later, American contralto pop music singer Vicki Lawrence released her female version of this song with the gender reversed as a promotional single on Private Stock Records.
In 2010, it was covered by Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Matt Sweeney for the Adult Swim Singles Program.
Gene Watson – Love in the Hot Afternoon
From the album Love in the Hot Afternoon
B-side “Through the Eyes of Love”
Released May 1975
Label Capitol 4076
Songwriter(s) Vince Matthews and Kent Westbury
Producer(s) Russ Reeder