Dolly, Dolly, Dolly

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Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released April 26, 1980
Recorded Los Angeles, 1979-1980
Genre Country
Length 34:26
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Gary Klein
Dolly Parton chronology
Great Balls of Fire
(1979)
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
(1980)
9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
(1980)
Singles from Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
  1. "Starting Over Again"
    Released: March 22, 1980
  2. "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You"
    Released: July 19, 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Dolly, Dolly, Dolly, released in 1980, is the 22nd solo studio album by Dolly Parton. Coming at the height of her late 1970s-80s quest for pop success, the album was her least traditional country-sounding album to that point, with a number of songs bordering on disco. Though the album's two singles, "Starting Over Again" (written by Donna Summer and Bruce Sudano) and "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" topped the U.S. country charts ("Starting Over Again" also hit #36 on the pop charts), the album is generally regarded by critics, as well as Parton's fans, as one of the least satisfying albums of her career; it was almost universally panned at the time of its release; of the major press, only People Magazine reviewed it favorably. The album was noteworthy for being one of the only Parton albums to that point not to include a single of her own compositions; it was composed entirely of covers.

In 2007, the album was reisused in the UK as a "two-fer", along with 1979's Great Balls of Fire, marking the first time it was available on CD. Sony BMG released it as a solo DVD in 2007.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Starting Over Again"   Donna Summer, Bruce Sudano 3:55
2. "Same Old Fool"   Glenn Sutton, Greg Leroy, Jim Helmer 3:20
3. "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You"   Pebe Sebert, Hugh Moffatt 3:28
4. "You're the Only One I Ever Needed"   Robbie Patton, Linda Mallah 2:57
5. "Say Goodnight"   Gary Portnoy, Susan Sheridan 4:04
6. "Fool For Your Love"   Michael Omartian, Leo Sayer 3:05
7. "Even a Fool Would Let Go"   Tom Snow, Kerry Chater 3:18
8. "Sweet Agony"   David Wolfert, Susan Sheridan 3:40
9. "I Knew You When"   Rupert Holmes 3:10
10. "Packin' It Up"   Sandy Farina, Lisa Ratner 3:30

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Albums[citation needed] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[2] 7
U.S. Billboard 200[2] 71

Personnel[edit]

  • Eddie Anderson – drums
  • Anita Ball – vocals
  • Jeff Baxter – guitar
  • George Bohannon – horn
  • Alexandra Brown – vocals
  • Lenny Castro – conductor
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Denise DeCaro – vocals
  • Frank DeCaro – strings
  • Richard Dennison – vocals
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Chuck Findley – horn
  • Roy Galloway – vocals
  • Gary Grant – horn
  • Jay Graydon – guitar
  • William "Bill" Greene – vocals
  • Gary Herbig – horn
  • Jim Horn – horn
  • Richard Hyde – trombone
  • Abraham Laboriel – bass
  • Albert Lee – guitar
  • Joe McGuffee – guitar
  • Terry McMillan – harmonica
  • Gene Morford – vocals
  • Ron Oates – keyboards
  • Dolly Parton – vocals
  • Gregg Perry – piano
  • Jim Salestrom – vocals
  • Tom Saviano – horn
  • Tom Scott – horn
  • Michael Severs – guitar
  • Leland Sklar – bass
  • Buddy Spicher – violin
  • Stephanie Spruill – vocals
  • Fred Tackett – guitar
  • Red Young – keyboards

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Preceded by
San Antonio Rose by Willie Nelson and Ray Price
San Antonio Rose by Willie Nelson and Ray Price
RPM Country Albums number-one album
August 16, 1980
October 11, 1980
Succeeded by
Somebody's Waiting by Anne Murray
My Home's in Alabama by Alabama