Love Is Like a Butterfly

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Love Is Like a Butterfly
Studio album by
Dolly Parton
ReleasedSeptember 16, 1974
RecordedRCA Studio B, Nashville, June – July 1974
LabelRCA Records
ProducerBob Ferguson
Dolly Parton chronology
Porter 'n' Dolly
Love Is Like a Butterfly
The Bargain Store
Singles from Love Is Like a Butterfly
  1. "Love Is Like a Butterfly"
    Released: August 31, 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

Love Is Like a Butterfly is the fourteenth solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released on September 16, 1974, by RCA Victor. The title track was the third consecutive single to reach #1 on the U.S. country charts for Parton. For the few years before her pop chart success, "Butterfly" was considered Parton's signature song and was used as the theme song for her 1976 syndicated music series Dolly!. The album peaked at # 7 on the country albums charts. The album was rereleased on iTunes in March 2014 the same day as her 2014 album Blue Smoke was made available for pre-order.

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Dolly Parton, except where indicated.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Love Is Like a Butterfly" July 16, 19742:22
2."If I Cross Your Mind"Porter WagonerJuly 18, 19742:40
3."My Eyes Can Only See You" July 16, 19742:48
4."Take Me Back" July 16, 19742:37
5."Blackie, Kentucky" July 16, 19743:30
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
6."Gettin' Happy" July 16, 19742:38
7."You're the One That Taught Me How to Swing" July 18,19742:07
8."Highway Headin' South"WagonerJuly 18, 19742:05
9."Once Upon a Memory" July 16, 19743:11
10."Sacred Memories" September 1, 19722:42


  1. ^ Love Is Like a Butterfly at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via

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