“Why Don’t You Love Me” is a song by American singer and guitarist Hank Williams. The song reached number one on the U.S. Country & Western chart. It was released as a single in 1950 with the B-side, “A House Without Love”.
Like his previous hits “You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)” and “I Just Don’t Like This Kind of Living”, “Why Don’t You Love Me” was likely inspired by Hank’s turbulent relationship with his wife Audrey Williams. However, the song is more lighthearted in nature, with the narrator admonishing himself (“I’m the same old trouble you’ve always been through”) and became Williams’ third No. 1 country hit. The tune was recorded in Nashville at Castle Studio with Fred Rose producing on January 9, 1950 and featured Jerry Rivers (fiddle), Don Helms (steel guitar), Bob McNett (lead guitar), Jack Shook (rhythm guitar), and Ernie Newton (bass). It is set in common time composed in a moderate tempo, with a main key of F major with a basic sequence of F–C7–B♭ as its chord progression.
B-side “A House Without Love”
Released May 1950
Recorded January 9, 1950
Studio Castle Studio, Nashville
Songwriter(s) Hank Williams
Producer(s) Fred Rose