We Had It All (song)

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"We Had It All"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album Honky Tonk Heroes
B-side "Do No Good Woman"
Released May 26, 1973
Genre Country
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Troy Seals, Donnie Fritts
Producer(s) Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"You Can Have Her"
"We Had It All"
"You Asked Me To"

"We Had It All" is a song written by Troy Seals and Donnie Fritts and originally recorded by Waylon Jennings on his 1973 album, Honky Tonk Heroes. It has since been covered by many artists, including Rita Coolidge, Dobie Gray, Susan Jacks, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan (32 live performances in 1986), Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Conway Twitty, Ray Charles, and Dottie West.

Chart performance[edit]

Waylon Jennings[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles[1] 28
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 17

Conway Twitty[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 44

Dolly Parton[edit]

"We Had It All"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Think About Love
B-side "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
Released September 1986
Genre Country
Label RCA Nashville
Producer(s) Val Garay
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Tie Our Love (In a Double Knot)"
"We Had It All"
"To Know Him Is to Love Him"

Dolly Parton included the song on her 1984 album of covers The Great Pretender. A remixed version of the song was later included on 1986's Think About Love, and the remixed version was released as a single in the fall of 1986, just as Parton was leaving RCA (her label of the previous nineteen years). It would be her last charting single during her tenure with RCA.

Chart (1986) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 31
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 30


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 174. 
  2. ^ "Conway Twitty – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Conway Twitty.
  3. ^ "Dolly Parton – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dolly Parton.