This song had been the first duet hit for Kenny Rogers and Dottie West in over two years and "What Are We Doin' in Love" would be the duo's third and final number one on the country chart. Since 1978, West and Rogers had been together as a duet partnership. It was Rogers who revived the career of Dottie West when their song "Every Time Fools Collide" became a hit in 1978. They became one of the most successful duet partnerships since then.