The Seeker (Dolly Parton song)

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"The Seeker"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Dolly: The Seeker/We Used To
B-side "Love With Feeling"
Released July 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Country
Length 3:02
3:14 (2007 edited reissue)
Label RCA Records
Songwriter(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Bob Ferguson
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"The Bargain Store"
"The Seeker"
"We Used To"
"The Bargain Store"
"The Seeker"
"We Used To"

"The Seeker" is a song by Dolly Parton, which served as one of the title songs to Parton's 1975 album Dolly: The Seeker/We Used To, and was also a top ten single on the U.S. country charts. A spiritual, which Parton described as her "talk with God", the song was released as a single in July 1975, just missing the top spot on the U.S. country singles chart; it peaked at #2.[1]

Two decades later, Parton rerecorded the song for her 1995 album Something Special. Nelly Furtado covered this song for the film The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom.[2] Merle Haggard who, in his 1981 autobiography, "Sing Me Back Home", would confess his infatuation with Parton, also recorded the song.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 261. 
  2. ^ "Dolly Parton: 30 best songs". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Dolly Parton – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dolly Parton.
  4. ^ "Dolly Parton – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Dolly Parton.
Preceded by
"Every Time You Touch Me (I Get High)"
by Charlie Rich
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 23, 1975
Succeeded by
"Rhinestone Cowboy"
by Glen Campbell

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