Where I Ought to Be

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"Where I Ought to Be"
Single by Skeeter Davis
B-side "Something Precious"
Released January 1962
Format 7" single
Recorded November 1, 1961
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
Genre Country, Nashville Sound
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Harlan Howard
Producer(s) Chet Atkins
Skeeter Davis singles chronology
"Where I Ought to Be"
"The Little Music Box"

"Where I Ought to Be" is a song written by Harlan Howard. In 1961, Skeeter Davis recorded and released the song as a single for RCA Victor in 1962.

"Where I Ought to Be" was recorded on November 1, 1961 at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.[1] The song was released as a single in January 1962, and it peaked at number nine on the Billboard Magazine Hot C&W Sides chart later that year. The single became Davis' fifth top-ten hit on the country chart at that point. The song was not originally issued onto an official album.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides 9


  1. ^ a b "Skeeter Davis discography". Praguefrank's Country Discographies. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.