Love Is Like a Butterfly

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Love Is Like a Butterfly
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released September 3, 1974
Recorded RCA Studio B, Nashville, June – July 1974
Genre Country
Label RCA Records
Producer Bob Ferguson
Dolly Parton chronology
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
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Love Is Like a Butterfly is the 14th solo studio album by Dolly Parton, released in September 1974. 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.

The album has never been out of print.

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Length
1. "Love Is Like A Butterfly" 2:22
2. "If I Cross Your Mind" (Porter Waggoner) 2:40
3. "My Eyes Can Only See You" 2:48
4. "Take Me Back" 2:37
5. "Blackie, Kentucky" 3:30
6. "Gettin' Happy" 2:38
7. "You're the One That Taught Me How to Swing" 2:07
8. "Highway Headin' South" (Porter Waggoner) 2:05
9. "Once Upon a Memory" 3:11
10. "Sacred Memories" 2:42

Cover versions[edit]

A cover version of the title track by singer Clare Torry was used as the theme music for the British TV sitcom, Butterflies.

Parton's goddaughter actor/ singer Miley Cyrus covered the song at selected stops of her 2014 Bangerz Tour.


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