Always Wanting You

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"Always Wanting You"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Keep Movin' On
B-side "I've Got a Yearning"
Released February 3, 1975
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Kentucky Gambler"
"Always Wanting You"
"Movin' On"

"Always Wanting You" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in February 1975 as the second single from the album Keep Movin' On. The song was Haggard's twentieth number-one single on the U.S. country chart. It stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of ten weeks on the chart. In 2004, "Always Wanting You" was featured on the radio station K-Rose in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.[1]


According to interviews, it was written for Dolly Parton, because he fell in love with her while recording her song "Kentucky Gambler", but knew he could never have her, as both he and Parton were married to others.[citation needed]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3


  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
"I Just Can't Get Her Out of My Mind"
by Johnny Rodriguez
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 12-April 19, 1975
Succeeded by
"Blanket on the Ground"
by Billie Jo Spears