Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits compilation was released in October 1982. It focused mostly on Parton's late 1970s pop hits. The original track list was revised a year later to include Parton's 1983 duet hit with Kenny Rogers, "Islands in the Stream". The album has since been reissued with an abbreviated track listing.
The album was reissued in the late 1980s, minus the cuts "Applejack", "Heartbreak Express", "Me and Little Andy", and "Hard Candy Christmas." The out-of-print original CD issue has all 12 tracks (substituting "Islands In the Stream" for "Hard Candy Christmas.")