Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That

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"Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album White Limozeen
B-side "Wait 'Till I Get You Home"[1]
Released May 6, 1989[2]
Genre Country
Length 2:33
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas
Producer(s) Ricky Skaggs
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Make Love Work"
(1988) Make Love Work1988
"Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That"
(1989) Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That1989
"Yellow Roses"
(1989) Yellow Roses1989

"Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" is a song written by Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas, and recorded by American country music artist Dolly Parton. It was released in May 1989 as the first single from the album White Limozeen. The song was Parton's eighteenth number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 20 weeks on the country chart.[1]

The song has also been recorded as a duet by Jill Johnson and Nina Persson, released on the 2007 Jill Johnson cover album Music Row,[3] which received much SR P4 airplay.


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 2
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 43


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 315–317. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Singles Directory - Dolly Parton On-Line". Dollyon-line.webs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  3. ^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas
  4. ^ Dolly (Media notes). Dolly Parton. New York, New York: Sony Music Entertainmnent. 2009. p. 55. 88697 48086 2. 
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6395." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 7, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Dolly Parton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 

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