Going Where the Lonely Go (song)

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"Going Where the Lonely Go"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Going Where the Lonely Go
B-side "Some Day You're Going to Need Your Friends"
Released October 23, 1982
Genre Country
Length 4:48
Label Epic
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Merle Haggard
Lewis Talley
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Yesterday's Wine"
"Going Where the Lonely Go"
"You Take Me for Granted"

"Going Where the Lonely Go" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in October 1982 as the first single and title track from the album Going Where the Lonely Go. The song was his twenty-eighth number one country single. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of thirteen weeks on the country chart.[1]


Chart (1982–1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 148. 
  2. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.
Preceded by
"Can't Even Get the Blues"
by Reba McEntire
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 15, 1983
Succeeded by
"(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date"
by Emmylou Harris
Preceded by
"Honky Tonkin' (All Night Long)"
by Dallas Harms
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 5, 1983
Succeeded by
"Like Nothing Ever Happened"
by Sylvia