Heartbreak Express (song)

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"Heartbreak Express"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Heartbreak Express
B-side "Act Like a Fool"
Released May 1982
Recorded 1981
Genre Country
Length 3:14
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Greg Perry
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Single Women"
"Heartbreak Express"
"I Will Always Love You"
"Single Women"
"Heartbreak Express"
"I Will Always Love You"

"Heartbreak Express" is a song written and performed by American entertainer Dolly Parton. It was released in May 1982 as the second single and title track from her album Heartbreak Express. The song peaked at number 7 on the U.S. country chart.[1]


The song tells the story of a woman who bids farewell to a failed relationship and departs on the "Heartbreak Express".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 262. 
  2. ^ "Dolly Parton – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dolly Parton.
Preceded by
"Are the Good Times Really Over
(I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)
by Merle Haggard
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 21, 1982
Succeeded by
"Some Memories Just Won't Die"
by Marty Robbins

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