Heartbreaker (Dolly Parton album)

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Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released July 24, 1978
Recorded Los Angeles, February–April 1978
Genre Country, pop
Length 32:02
Label RCA Records
Producer Gary Klein
Dolly Parton chronology
Here You Come Again
(1977)Here You Come Again1977
Great Balls of Fire
(1979)Great Balls of Fire1979
Singles from Heartbreaker
  1. "Heartbreaker"
    Released: July 19, 1978
  2. "Baby I'm Burning" / "I Really Got the Feeling"
    Released: November 25, 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC[2]

Heartbreaker is the 20th solo studio album by Dolly Parton, released in 1978. Released following the huge pop crossover success of Here You Come Again, Heartbreaker was designed as an even more direct aim at the pop charts, with several of its songs verging on disco. The title song, a ballad written by Carole Bayer Sager, topped the U.S. country charts, and became Parton's third top-forty pop hit, while the follow-up single was the double-A-sided "Baby I'm Burning"/"I Really Got the Feeling", with "Baby I'm Burnin'" targeted for pop airplay, and "I Really Got the Feeling" for country. The formula (which had previously worked for Here You Come Again's double-A-sided "Two Doors Down"/"It's All Wrong, but It's All Right") was successful again, with the single reaching #1 on the country charts, and #25 on the pop charts.

Disco remix singles of two of the album's songs, "Baby I'm Burning" and "I Wanna Fall in Love"were also released and received significant airplay in clubs and discos at the time.

The album cover, a gatefold design depicting Parton in a series of surreal, dream-like images, was designed by graphic artist Ed Caraeff, who'd also designed the cover art for Here You Come Again.

The album stayed at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for nine consecutive weeks. It went on to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3]

The song "Nickels and Dimes" was later covered by Nana Mouskouri on her Roses Love Sunshine album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dolly Parton except where noted.

1."I Really Got the Feeling"Billy Vera3:09
2."It's Too Late to Love Me Now"Rory Bourke, Gene Dobbins, Johnny Wilson3:02
3."We're Through Forever ('til Tomorrow)" (with Richard Dennison)Blaise Tosti3:51
4."Sure Thing" 3:33
5."With You Gone" 3:07
6."Baby I'm Burning" 2:37
7."Nickels and Dimes"Dolly Parton, Floyd Parton3:24
8."The Man" 3:16
9."Heartbreaker"Carole Bayer Sager, David Wolfert3:35
10."I Wanna Fall in Love" 2:26


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 27
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 20


  1. ^ Heartbreaker at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Artist 372". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Dolly Parton – Heartbreaker". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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