The Bargain Store (song)
|"The Bargain Store"|
|Single by Dolly Parton|
|from the album The Bargain Store|
|B-side||"I'll Never Forget"|
|Released||January 25, 1975|
|Dolly Parton singles chronology|
"The Bargain Store" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Dolly Parton. It was released in January 1975 as the first single and title track from the album The Bargain Store. "The Bargain Store" was Dolly Parton's fifth number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The song stayed at number one for a single week and spent nine weeks on the country chart.
Worn, second-hand merchandise in a discount store is used as a metaphor for a woman emotionally damaged by an ill-fated relationship. However, the song was dropped from a number of country stations' playlists when programmers mistook the line "you can easily afford the price" as a thinly veiled reference to prostitution. Despite the decreased airplay, the song nonetheless became a major hit in the late winter of 1975.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||35|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||3|
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by Freddy Fender
|Billboard Hot Country Singles
March 29, 1975
"I Just Can't Get Her Out of My Mind"
by Johnny Rodriguez
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