Great Balls of Fire (Dolly Parton album)

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Great Balls of Fire
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released May 28, 1979
Recorded Sound Labs, Inc., Los Angeles, 1978
Genre Country
Length 34:34
Label RCA Records
Producer Dean Parks
Gregg Perry
Dolly Parton chronology
Great Balls of Fire
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
(1980)Dolly, Dolly, Dolly1980
Singles from Great Balls of Fire
  1. "You're the Only One"
    Released: June 9, 1979
  2. "Sweet Summer Lovin'"
    Released: September 1, 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Great Balls of Fire is a 1979 country music album recorded by Dolly Parton and released by RCA Records. It is Parton's 21st solo studio album. 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Star of the Show" Dolly Parton 3:54
2. "Down" Parton 3:31
3. "You're the Only One" Carole Bayer Sager, Bruce Roberts 3:18
4. "Help!" John Lennon, Paul McCartney 2:43
5. "Do You Think That Time Stands Still" Parton 3:52
6. "Sweet Summer Lovin'" Bud Reneau, Blaise Totsi 3:15
7. "Great Balls of Fire" Otis Blackwell, Jack Hammer 3:49
8. "Almost in Love" Dean Parks, Doug Thiele 3:13
9. "It's Not My Affair Anymore" Jeanne French 3:13
10. "Sandy's Song" Parton 3:15



  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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