Everybody's Had the Blues

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"Everybody's Had the Blues"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album I Love Dixie Blues
Released June 30, 1973
Format 7"
Genre Country
Length 3:35
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"The Emptiest Arms in the World"
"Everybody's Had the Blues"
"If We Make It Through December"

"Everybody's Had the Blues" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in June 1973 as the third single from the album I Love Dixie Blues. "Everybody's Had the Blues" was a live recording that became Haggard's fifteenth number one on the U.S. country singles chart. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.[1]

The song also was a minor pop hit, reaching No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1973.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 62
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 147. 

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Preceded by
"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"
by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

August 25-September 1, 1973
Succeeded by
"You've Never Been This Far Before"
by Conway Twitty
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 22, 1973
Succeeded by
"The Corner of My Life"
by Bill Anderson