Remember When Dolly Parton Topped the Charts with ‘Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That?’

Dolly Parton; Photo via YouTube
Dolly Parton; Photo via YouTube

Dolly Parton’s iconic single, “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That” reached the top of the country charts on this day in 1989. 

Released in April 1989, the track shot to No.1  on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, becoming Parton’s 18th country chart-topper. 

Written by Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas, the song was her first single released from the East Tennessee native’s album 29th studio album, White Limozeen

 “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That” was on the charts for a total of 20 weeks and held the No.1 position for one week. The iconic song also peaked at No.1 on RPM’s Canada Country Tracks.

It’s no surprise that fans loved the song with its catchy melody and lyrics.

The music video was also a hit among Parton’s fan base as it showcased the multi-talented star on the hunt for a love interest in her next music video. Seated with her management team, Parton hosts auditions for the part, but is unimpressed with various Elvis impersonators and cowboys trying out for the part. In the end, it’s a stage hand who catches her eye. 

Parton performed “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That” live on April 15, 1989 when she hosted Saturday Night Live.

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