Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) – Helen Reddy

Australian Charts:
Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 26 January 1974.

Capitol Records issued “Leave Me Alone” as the follow-up single to Reddy’s no. 1 hit “Delta Dawn” despite the misgivings of Reddy herself who felt “Leave Me Alone” was a thematic retread of “Delta Dawn” as both songs concern a Southern woman – alliteratively named – whose reason has been undermined by an ill-fated tryst. As well, Reddy found the song’s chorus with its repetition of the phrase “leave me alone” monotonous.
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