Fuel to the Flame

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"Fuel to the Flame"
Single by Skeeter Davis
from the album What Does It Take (To Keep a Man Like You Satisfied)
B-side "You Call This Love"
Released January 1967
Format 7" single
Recorded June 15, 1966
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
Genre Country, Nashville Sound
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Bill Owens, Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Felton Jarvis
Skeeter Davis singles chronology
"Goin' Down the Road (Feelin' Bad)"
"Fuel to the Flame"
"What Does It Take (To Keep a Man Like You Satisfied)"

"Fuel to the Flame" is a song written by Dolly Parton and her uncle, Bill Owens. It was recorded and released as a single in 1967 by American country artist, Skeeter Davis.

The song helped to establish Dolly Parton as a major star in American country music. Along with the success of another song she co-wrote, "Put It Off Until Tomorrow", Parton was able to sign a recording contract with Monument Records as a music artist.

"Fuel to the Flame" was recorded at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States on June 15, 1966, nearly a year before its release. The session was produced by Felton Jarvis. This was one of the first sessions Jarvis would produce by Skeeter Davis.[1] The song was released as a single the following year in January of 1966. "Fuel to the Flame" became Davis' first major hit in two years, reaching a peak of number eleven on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart. The song was later issued onto Davis' studio album, What Does It Take (To Keep a Man Like You Satisfied).[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 11


  1. ^ a b "Skeeter Davis discography". Praguefrank's Country Discographies. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.