Dolly Parton singles discography

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Dolly Parton discography
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Dolly Parton in Nashville, 2005.
Music videos 45
Singles 106
B-sides 5
Soundtrack albums 3

The singles discography of American country singer Dolly Parton includes 106 singles and 45 music videos.

After releasing two unsuccessful singles as a teenager, Parton signed a recording contract with Monument Records in 1964, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee shortly afterward, releasing a series of singles on the label, the highest charting being her 1965 single "Happy Happy Birthday Baby". In 1967, Monument released Parton's debut solo album, Hello, I'm Dolly, which spawned the hits, "Dumb Blonde" and "Something Fishy", which reached No. 24 and No. 17 respectively. Shortly after official debut, Parton was asked to replace country vocalist Norma Jean as the co-host of the syndicated country music television show The Porter Wagoner Show, alongside country star, Porter Wagoner. The pair recorded 12 albums together on RCA Records, and in the late 1960s and early 1970s had a series of Top 10 hits on the country charts, including "The Last Thing on My Mind", "Tomorrow is Forever", and "Daddy Was an Old Time Preacher Man". On Wagoner's television series, Parton gained a national audience of millions of viewers, and her own singles began to move up the country chart. By the early 1970s, her solo hits regularly appeared in the top ten, as did her duets with Wagoner. Her first chart-topper, 1970's "Joshua", followed by 1971's "Coat of Many Colors", 1972's "Touch Your Woman", and "Traveling Man" and "Jolene", both from 1973, all reached the top-ten on the U.S. country singles charts, with "Jolene" becoming her second No. 1 single in February 1974. In mid-1974, Parton split with Wagoner and his show in order to expand her career as a solo artist, writing and recording the No. 1 hit, "I Will Always Love You" as a tribute to Wagoner.

Following her departure from Wagoner's show, Parton branched out into Pop music with the 1977 single, "Here You Come Again", which hit No. 1 on the country chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, helping to produce a string of crossover hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including "Two Doors Down", "Heartbreaker", "You're the Only One", "9 to 5" and "But You Know I Love You". In addition, album sales also increased with many being certified "Gold" or "Platinum" by the RIAA.

After a slight commercial decline in the late 1980s, Parton signed with Columbia Records and moved into traditional country music with the album White Limozeen, which spawned the No. 1 singles, "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That" and "Yellow Roses", with certified-Platinum sales. Two more traditional-themed albums were released in the early 1990s that also were successful, Eagle When She Flies (1991) and Slow Dancing with the Moon (1993).

In 1999 she signed a contract with Sugar Hill Records and recorded a series of Bluegrass albums, beginning with The Grass Is Blue in 1999, followed by Little Sparrow (2001) and Halos & Horns (2002).

In 2007 she formed her own record label, Dolly Records and issued her first mainstream country album in over ten years in 2008 entitled, Backwoods Barbie, which has produced five singles including the minor country hit, "Better Get to Livin'", which peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard country chart.

Parton shares the record for the most No. 1 hits by a female country artist (25 in total) with Reba McEntire. Parton also holds the record for most Top 10 country albums on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart (41 altogether).[1] She previously held the record for the most Top 10 hits by a female country artist until Reba McEntire surpassed her in 2009 with her 56th Top 10 hit, "Cowgirls Don't Cry", a duet with Brooks & Dunn.

Singles[edit]

1950s and 1960s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[2]
US
[3]
CAN Country
1959 "Puppy Love" N/A
1962 "It's Sure Gonna Hurt"
1964 "I Wasted My Tears" Hello, I'm Dolly
1965 "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby" 108 N/A
"Busy Signal"
1966 "Don't Drop Out"
"Little Things" Hello, I'm Dolly
1967 "Dumb Blonde" 24
"Something Fishy" 17
"Why, Why, Why" As Long as I Love
1968 "I'm Not Worth The Tears"
"Just Because I'm a Woman" 17 8 Just Because I'm a Woman
"In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)" 25 In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
1969 "Daddy" 40 My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
"In the Ghetto" 50 12
"My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy" 45 22
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[2]
US
[3]
US AC
[4]
CAN Country CAN CAN AC AUS UK
1970 "Daddy Come and Get Me" 40 31 The Fairest of Them All
"Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8)" 3 4 The Best of Dolly Parton
"Joshua" 1 108 2 Joshua
1971 "Comin' for to Carry Me Home" 23 N/A
"My Blue Tears" 17 4 Coat of Many Colors
"Coat of Many Colors" 4 15 60
1972 "Touch Your Woman" 6 28 Touch Your Woman
"When I Sing for Him" My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner
"Washday Blues" 20 7
1973 "My Tennessee Mountain Home" 15 10 My Tennessee Mountain Home
"Travelin' Man" 20 12 Bubbling Over
"Jolene" 1 60 44 1 84 40 99 7 Jolene
1974 "I Will Always Love You" 1 4
"Love Is Like a Butterfly" 1 105 38 2 55 Love Is Like a Butterfly
1975 "The Bargain Store" 1 35 3 The Bargain Store
"The Seeker" 2 105 1 Dolly
"We Used To" 9 4
1976 "Hey, Lucky Lady" 19 11 All I Can Do
"All I Can Do" 3 1
1977 "Light of a Clear Blue Morning" 11 87 4 New Harvest...First Gathering
"Here You Come Again"[A] 1 3 2 1 7 1 10 75 Here You Come Again
1978 "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" 1 1
"Heartbreaker" 1 37 12 1 41 1 Heartbreaker
"Baby I'm Burning"[B] 48 25 11 1 30 9 34
1979 "You're the Only One" 1 59 14 1 63 1 33 Great Balls of Fire
"Sweet Summer Lovin'" 7 77 41 6 8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[2]
US
[3]
US AC
[4]
CAN Country CAN CAN AC AUS UK
1980 "Star of the Show"[5] 99 Great Balls of Fire
"Starting Over Again" 1 36 35 2 Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
"Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" 1 2
"9 to 5"[A] 1 1 1 1 1 9 47 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
1981 "But You Know I Love You" 1 41 14 2
"The House of the Rising Sun" 14 77 30 20
1982 "Single Women" 8 1 Heartbreak Express
"Heartbreak Express" 7 1
1983 "Potential New Boyfriend" 20 13 53 Burlap & Satin
"Save the Last Dance for Me" 3 45 12 2 3 31 The Great Pretender
1984 "Downtown" 36 80 20 20 8
"Winter Wonderland/Sleigh Ride"[C] 70 Once Upon a Christmas
1985 "Don't Call It Love" 3 12 5 15 Real Love
"Real Love" (with Kenny Rogers) 1 91 13 1 19 45
"Think About Love" 1 1 74
1986 "Tie Our Love (In a Double Knot)" 17 20
"We Had It All" 31 30 Think About Love
1987 "The River Unbroken" 63 43 51 23 Rainbow
1988 "I Know You By Heart" (with Smokey Robinson) 22
"Make Love Work"
1989 "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" 1 1 White Limozeen
"Yellow Roses" 1 1
"He's Alive" 39 49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[2]
US
[3]
CAN Country UK
1990 "Time for Me to Fly" 39 39 White Limozeen
"White Limozeen" 29 47
"Take Me Back to the Country"
1991 "Rockin' Years" (with Ricky Van Shelton) 1 1 Eagle When She Flies
"Silver and Gold" 15 7
"Eagle When She Flies" 33 9
1992 "Country Road" 46 33
1993 "Romeo" (with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pam Tillis,
Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathy Mattea, and Tanya Tucker)
27 50 33 Slow Dancing with the Moon
"More Where That Came From" 58
"Full Circle"
1994 "PMS Blues" (live) 70 Heartsongs: Live from Home
1995 "I Will Always Love You" (with Vince Gill) 15 22 Something Special
1996 "Just When I Needed You Most" 62 68 Treasures
1997 "Peace Train"[D] 119 97
1998 "Honky Tonk Songs" 74 91 Hungry Again
"The Salt In My Tears"
1999 "A Few Old Memories" The Grass Is Blue
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[2]
UK
2001 "Little Sparrow" Little Sparrow
"Shine" (with Nickel Creek)
2002 "If" 73 Halos & Horns
"Hello God" 60
"Dagger Through the Heart"
2003 "I'm Gone"
2004 "Welcome Home" For God and Country
2005 "Imagine" Those Were the Days
"The Twelfth of Never" (with Keith Urban)
2007 "Better Get to Livin'" 48 Backwoods Barbie
2008 "Jesus and Gravity" 56
"Shinola"
2009 "Drives Me Crazy"
"Backwoods Barbie"
2011 "Together You and I" 67 Better Day
"The Sacrifice"
2014 "Blue Smoke" 182 Blue Smoke
"Home"
"Try"
2016 "Pure & Simple" Pure & Simple
"Outside Your Door"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Soundtrack singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[2]
US
[3]
US AC
[4]
CAN Country CAN CAN AC AUS
1982 "I Will Always Love You" (re-recording) 1 53 17 1 8 2 72 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
"Hard Candy Christmas"[E] 8 27
1984 "Tennessee Homesick Blues" 1 1 Rhinestone
"God Won't Get You" 10 8
1992 "Straight Talk" 64 Straight Talk
"Light of a Clear Blue Morning" (re-recording)
"Burning" (with Les Taylor)
2006 "Travelin' Thru" Transamerica
2009 "Change It" 9 to 5: The Musical
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[2]
US
[3]
US AC
[4]
CAN Country UK
1982 "Everything's Beautiful (In Its Own Way)"[F] Willie Nelson 7 102 19 5 The Winning Hand
"Put It Off Until Tomorrow" Kris Kristofferson
1984 "Christmas Without You" Kenny Rogers 88 Once Upon a Christmas
"The Greatest Gift of All" 53 81 40
1987 "To Know Him Is To Love Him" Emmylou Harris,
Linda Ronstadt
1 1 Trio
"Telling Me Lies" 3 35 6
"Those Memories of You" 5 1
1988 "Wildflowers" 6 8
1993 "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" Loretta Lynn,
Tammy Wynette
68 Honky Tonk Angels
1999 "High Sierra" Emmylou Harris and
Linda Ronstadt
90 Trio II
"After the Gold Rush"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[2]
US Country Airplay
[6]
US
[3]
US AC
[4]
CAN Country UK
1983 "Islands in the Stream"[G] Kenny Rogers 1 1 1 1 7 Eyes That See in the Dark
1990 "Love Is Strange" 21 14 Love Is Strange
1993 "The Day I Fall In Love" James Ingram 36 64 Beethoven's 2nd (soundtrack)
1994 "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" Julio Iglesias Crazy
1999 "Your Kisses Are Charity" Culture Club 25 Don't Mind If I Do
2001 "Two of the Lucky Ones" Hal Ketchum Lucky Man
2004 "Viva Las Vegas" The Grascals The Grascals
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" Rod Stewart 2 Stardust: the Great
American Songbook 3
2005 "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body
Would You Hold It Against Me
"
The Bellamy
Brothers
60 Angels and Outlaws, Vol. 1
"The Blues Man" George Jones Hits I Missed...And One I Didn't
"When I Get Where I'm Going"[A] Brad Paisley 1 39 Time Well Wasted
2006 "Heartbreaker's Alibi" Rhonda Vincent All American Bluegrass Girl
"I Still Miss Someone" Martina McBride 50 Timeless
2011 "I Am Strong" The Grascals Country Classics with a Bluegrass Spin
2013 "From Here to the Moon and Back" Willie Nelson To All the Girls...
"You Can't Make Old Friends" Kenny Rogers 57 You Can't Make Old Friends
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Charted B-sides[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Original A-side single
US Country
[2]
US
[3]
US AC
[4]
CAN CAN AC
1978 "Two Doors Down" flip 19 12 26 7 "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right"
"I Really Got the Feeling" 1 "Baby, I'm Burning"
1979 "Great Balls of Fire" flip "Sweet Summer Lovin'"
1981 "Working Girl" flip "The House of the Rising Sun"
1982 "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" flip "Heartbreak Express"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Here You Come Again" and "9 to 5" are certified Gold by the RIAA. "When I Get Where I'm Going" is certified Platinum.
  • B ^ "Baby I'm Burnin' (Disco Mix)"/"I Wanna Fall In Love" reached number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play singles charts.
  • C ^ While originally released in 1984, "Winter Wonderland/Sleigh Ride" didn't chart until 1999.[2]
  • D ^ "Peace Train" reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music charts.
  • E ^ "Hard Candy Christmas" re-entered the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1998, peaking at number 73.[2]
  • F ^ "Everything's Beautiful (In Its Own Way)" also peaked at number 2 on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary chart.
  • G ^ "Islands in the Stream" also peaked at number 2 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart and number 1 on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary chart and is certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1979 "Baby I'm Burning"
1980 "9 to 5"
1983 "Potential New Boyfriend" Steve Barron
"Islands in the Stream"
(live at the 1983 CMA Awards; with Kenny Rogers)
1985 "Real Love" (live; with Kenny Rogers)[7] Doug Dowdel
"Think About Love"
1987 "The River Unbroken" Brian Grant
"I Know You By Heart" (with Smokey Robinson)
"To Know Him Is to Love Him"
(with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt)
White Copeman
"Those Memories of You"
(with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt)
1989 "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That" Jack Cole
"He's Alive" (live at the 1989 CMA Awards) Walter C. Miller
1990 "Love Is Strange" (with Kenny Rogers)[8] Gerry Wenner
1991 "Rockin' Years" (with Ricky Van Shelton) Michael Salomon
"Eagle When She Flies" Mary Lambert
"Silver and Gold" Deaton-Flanigen
1992 "Straight Talk" Dominic Orlando
"Light of a Clear Blue Morning" Mary Lambert
1993 "Romeo" (with Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathy Mattea,
Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Tanya Tucker)
Randee St. Nicholas
"More Where That Came From"
"Silver Threads and Golden Needles"
(with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette)
Deaton Flanigen
1994 "The Day I Fall in Love" (with James Ingram) Jim Yukich
"When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (with Julio Iglesias) John Hopgood
1996 "Just When I Needed You Most" John Lloyd Miller
1997 "Peace Train" Christopher Ciccone
1998 "Honky Tonk Songs" Thom Oliphant
"The Salt In My Tears" Guy Guillet
1999 "After the Gold Rush"
(with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt)
Jim Shea
2001 "Shine" (with Nickel Creek) Brent Hedgecock
2002 "Dagger Through the Heart"
"Hello God" (live) Paul Miller
2003 "I'm Gone" Sophie Muller
"Color Me America"
"Jolene" (with Mindy Smith)[9] Trey Fanjoy
2004 "Welcome Home"
"Creepin' In" (with Norah Jones) Hamish Hamilton
2005 "The Blues Man" (with George Jones) Joe Thomas
"Imagine" Paula Walker
"When I Get Where I'm Going" (with Brad Paisley) Jim Shea
2006 "Travelin' Thru"
"Heartbreaker's Alibi" (with Rhonda Vincent) Trey Fanjoy
2007 "Better Get to Livin'" Steve Lippman
2008 "Jesus & Gravity"
"Shinola" (live) Fran Strine
2009 "Backwoods Barbie" Trey Fanjoy
"Change It" Mike Hagler/Steve Summers
"Here You Come Again" (live) Fran Strine
"Jolene" (live)
2011 "I Am Strong" (with The Grascals) David Corlew
"Together You and I" Trey Fanjoy
"The Sacrifice" Arnberger/Eady
2013 "You Can't Make Old Friends" (with Kenny Rogers)[10] Trey Fanjoy
2014 "Home"[11] Justine Feldt
2015 "When I Stop Dreaming" (with Don Henley)[12] Daniel Pearl
"My Father's Daughter" (with Jewel)[13] Tom Campbell

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dolly Parton/Biography". mytelus.com. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 315–317. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-188-8. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Adult Songs 1961-2006. Record Research, Inc. p. 214. ISBN 0-89820-169-1. 
  5. ^ [1] Aussie charts. Retrieved 2012-05-02
  6. ^ "Dolly Parton Album & Song Chart History: "Country Airplay"". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dolly Parton : Real Love". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dolly Parton : Love Is Strange". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ "CMT : Videos : Mindy Smith : Jolene - (Feat. Dolly Parton)". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  10. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kenny Rogers : You Can't Make Old Friends". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dolly Parton : Home". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ "CMT : Videos : Don Henley, Dolly Parton : WHen I Stop Dreaming". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ "CMT : Videos : Jewel : My Father's Daughter (Featuring Dolly Parton)". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 24, 2015.