Great Balls of Fire (Dolly Parton album)

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Great Balls of Fire
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 28, 1979
RecordedSound Labs, Inc., Los Angeles, 1978
LabelRCA Records
ProducerDean Parks
Gregg Perry
Dolly Parton chronology
Great Balls of Fire
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
Singles from Great Balls of Fire
  1. "You're the Only One"
    Released: May 21, 1979
  2. "Great Balls of Fire"
    Released: August 13, 1979
  3. "Sweet Summer Lovin'"
    Released: August 13, 1979
  4. "Star of the Show"
    Released: December 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Great Balls of Fire is the twenty-second solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released on May 28, 1979, by RCA Records. The album's first single, "You're the Only One", topped the U.S. country charts in mid 1979 (#59 pop), while the follow-up single, "Sweet Summer Lovin'", was a top ten country hit (#77 pop).[2] The album included two covers: the title song, a remake of the Jerry Lee Lewis hit from 1957; and a bluegrass-inspired recording of The Beatles hit "Help!".

In conjunction with Parton's 2007 European tour, BMG Germany (a division of Sony/BMG) released the album for the first time on CD. It was paired with 1980s Dolly, Dolly, Dolly on a double CD.

The album ended up being certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Star of the Show"Dolly Parton3:54
3."You're the Only One"Carole Bayer Sager, Bruce Roberts3:18
4."Help!"John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:43
5."Do You Think That Time Stands Still"Parton3:52
6."Sweet Summer Lovin'"Bud Reneau, Blaise Totsi3:15
7."Great Balls of Fire"Otis Blackwell, Jack Hammer3:49
8."Almost in Love"Dean Parks, Doug Thiele3:13
9."It's Not My Affair Anymore"Jeanne French3:13
10."Sandy's Song"Parton3:15



  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Great Balls of Fire at AllMusic
  2. ^ Great Balls of Fire charts at AllMusic
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Dolly Parton – Great Balls of Fire". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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