Every #1 Country Single of the Eighties: The Forester Sisters, “I Fell in Love Again Last Night”

“I Fell in Love Again Last Night”

The Forester Sisters

Written by Paul Overstreet and Thom Schuyler

Radio & Records

#1 (1 week)

August 23, 1985


#1 (1 week)

September 21, 1985

Sisters Kathy, June, Kim, and Christy hailed from Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Like so many country acts before them, they began singing at church, and they learned four part harmony through practicing for their choir. 

The Forester Sisters performed locally for a few years before catching the attention of Warner Bros. Nashville.  The recent successes of the Judds, the Whites, and the Bellamy Brothers made sibling harmonizers a hot commodity, and radio embraced them very quickly.  After their debut single, “(That’s What You Do) When You’re in Love)” went top ten, they pulled three No. 1 singles from their self-titled debut album, beginning with “I Fell in Love Again Last Night.”

This record aims for the same sweet spot as the Judds, but they land somewhere closer to the Bellamy Brothers.  The harmonies are tight and polite.  Every note is perfectly in place, but the melody doesn’t go anywhere interesting.  Of course, they’re working with a Paul Overstreet song about domestic bliss, and those are best delivered by charismatic vocalists like Randy Travis and Tanya Tucker who can roughen up the smooth edges of Overstreet’s work.

It’s all pleasant and inoffensive. but not nearly as compelling as some of their other singles that will be covered in this feature.

“I Fell in Love Again Last Night” gets a B

Every No. 1 Single of the Eighties

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  1. I never understood why their chart life was so short. The sisters harmonized beautifully together and sang great songs. Very disappointing. They deserved better IMO.

  2. There is a gentle softness to this song that is so comfortable to my ears; it is relaxed and unhurried.

    I hear their rich family harmonies partnering well with Overstreet’s sweet lyrics.

    I have also always liked this song since the moment I first heard it.

    To play the devil’s advocate, however, The Forester Sisters just might be the female equivalent of Exile.

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