I Overlooked an Orchid

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"I Overlooked an Orchid"
Single by Mickey Gilley
from the album Room Full of Roses
B-side "Swinging Doors"
Released June 1974
Genre Country
Length 2:54
Label Playboy
Songwriter(s) Carl Smith
Carl Story
Shirly Lyn
Producer(s) Eddie Kilroy
Mickey Gilley singles chronology
"Room Full of Roses"
"I Overlooked an Orchid"
"City Lights"

"I Overlooked an Orchid" is a song written by Carl Smith, Carl Story and Shirly Lyn, and recorded by American country music artist Mickey Gilley. It was released in June 1974 as the second single from the album Room Full of Roses. "I Overlooked an Orchid" was Mickey Gilley's second country hit and second number one on the country chart. The single would stay at number one for a single week and spend a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

The Gilley version had a small amount of crossover interest, peaking at #104 in the Cashbox "Looking Ahead" survey, August 1974.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 15


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 136. 
  2. ^ "Mickey Gilley – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Mickey Gilley.
Preceded by
"I See the Want To in Your Eyes"
by Conway Twitty
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 2, 1974
Succeeded by
"Love Is Like a Butterfly"
by Dolly Parton