“Every Time Two Fools Collide” is a song written by Jan Dyer and Jeff Tweel and recorded by American country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dottie West. It was released in January 1978 as the first single and title track from the album Every Time Two Fools Collide. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that spring, and established Rogers and West as a popular male-female duo pairing in country music.
In 2004, CMT hosted a duets special titled, 100 Greatest Duets. “Every Time Two Fools Collide” was listed among their top-10 list, and was also performed on their special. However, country singer Lee Ann Womack took the place of West’s part in the song, as West died in an automobile accident in September 1991. Although they had not recorded together for some time prior to her death, Rogers and West maintained a close friendship.
From the album Every Time Two Fools Collide
B-side “We Love Each Other”
Released January 1978
Label United Artists
Songwriter(s) Jan Dyer, Jeff Tweel
Producer(s) Larry Butler