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"Accidentally on Purpose"
Single by George Jones
A-side"Sparkling Brown Eyes"
Genre Country
Songwriter(s) George Jones, Darrell Edwards
Producer(s) Pappy Daily
George Jones singles chronology
"Big Harlan Taylor"
"Accidentally on Purpose"
"Family Bible"

"Accidentally on Purpose" is a ballad by George Jones. It was composed by Jones and Darrell Edwards and released it as the B-side to " Sparkling Brown Eyes" on Mercury Records in 1960. In the song, the narrator accuses a former lover of marrying another man just to spite him.[ citation needed] The song made the top 20, peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard country singles chart. Johnny Cash recorded the song in 1962 for his LP The Sound of Johnny Cash.

Chart performance

Chart (1960) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles [1] 16


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.