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
Writer(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Bob Ferguson
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"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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