In 1982, Waylon Jennings turned "Just To Satisfy You," an uptempo number about a serial heartbreaker, into his third #1 duet with Willie Nelson on the Country chart (following "Good Hearted Woman
" and "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
"), but it was written nearly two decades earlier.
Jennings penned the track with country singer-songwriter Don Bowman in 1963 and had a regional hit with it on Phoenix radio the following year. He also used it as the title tune of his 1969 album. But it nearly didn't make it into the recording studio at all.
"I never thought that song was finished in the beginning," Jennings recalled in The Billboard Book Of Number One Country Hits
. "We were gonna throw it away, but we turned it around and wrote another bridge, or another verse, and made it right."