“I Overlooked an Orchid” is a country song that was a hit for Mickey Gilley in 1974. It was first recorded by Carl Smith in 1950, achieving only modest sales when it was released as a single through Columbia Records. Country act Johnnie & Jack recorded the song in 1962 as part of their album Smiles and Tears, then it was released as the B-side to their single “Bye Bye Love” in early 1963.
Was recorded by artist Mickey Gilley, released in June 1974 as the second single from the album Room Full of Roses. “I Overlooked an Orchid” was Mickey Gilley’s second country hit and second number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart. The Gilley version had a small amount of crossover interest, peaking at number 104 in the Cashbox “Looking Ahead” survey, in August 1974.
From the album Room Full of Roses
B-side “Swinging Doors”
Released June 1974
Songwriter(s) see text
Producer(s) Eddie Kilroy