October 3

Porter and Dolly’s Cover of “Just Someone I Used to Know”

First Album Together

Porter Wagoner was signed under the RCA record label when he collaborated with another country singer, Dolly Parton. Their first album together was Just Between You and Me in 1968. They have made their album reach No. 8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. After their first successful album, they followed it with 12 more albums that entered the Billboard chart.

Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca

One of their successful albums was Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca in 1970. Their fourth album together secured a spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at No. 4. Moreover, the album reached No. 137 on the Billboard 200 chart. Three singles from their album entered the Billboard chart. “Just Someone I Used to Know” reached No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. In addition, the song entered the pop chart at No. 20. Another song from their album that entered the Billboard chart is “Tomorrow Is Forever.” The song placed at No. 9 on the Country chart and No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The album’s name was based on Dolly and Porter’s first and middle names, hence, Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca.

“Just Someone I Used To Know”

The song “Just Someone I Used To Know” was first recorded by George Jones in 1962. Jack Clement wrote the song for George. He made the song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Country chart. The second time around George recorded it again, but this time he collaborated with his wife, Tammy Wynette. In 1969, it was then recorded by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton.

The Song’s Content

The narrator in the song denies his feeling when people ask him about the picture he carries around. He says it’s someone he knows but meant nothing to him.

“There’s a picture that I carry

One we made some time ago

When they ask who’s in the picture with me

I say just Someone I use to know.”

Listen to Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton’s version of Jack Clement’s song “Just Someone I Used to Know.”

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