Paper Roses (album)

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Paper Roses
Marie Osmond-Paper Roses.jpg
Studio album by Marie Osmond
Released September 1973
Genre Country pop
Length 26:06
Label MGM
Producer Sonny James
Marie Osmond chronology
Paper Roses
In My Little Corner of the World
Singles from Paper Roses
  1. "Paper Roses"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Paper Roses is the debut studio album by American country music singer, Marie Osmond. It was released in 1973 on MGM Records. It was the first of four MGM albums Osmond would record as solo artist.

The album's name came from its title track, "Paper Roses," a cover of an Anita Bryant Top 10 hit from 1961. Osmond's version reached #1 on the Billboard Country Chart and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973. Osmond became the first female country singer to have a #1 hit with her debut single since Connie Smith with "Once a Day" in 1964. The album includes cover versions of hits by Sonny James ("You're the Only World I Know") and Brenda Lee ("Fool No. 1").

Paper Roses peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, #59 on the Billboard 200 and #38 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[2] The album was reviewed by Allmusic and was given 2 out of 5 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Paper Roses" — (Fred Spielman, Janice Torre) 2:39
  2. "Louisiana Bayou" — (Sonny James, Carole Smith) 2:19
  3. "Everything is Beautiful" — (Ray Stevens) 3:18
  4. "You're the Only World I Know" — (Sonny James, Robert Tubert) 2:15
  5. "Fool No. 1" — (Kathryn R. Fulton) 2:05
  6. "Least of All You" — (Sonny James, Carol Smith) 2:37
  7. "Sweet Dreams" — (Don Gibson) 2:36
  8. "Too Many Rivers" — (Harlan Howard) 2:22
  9. "It's Such a Pretty World Today" — (Dale Noe) 2:50
  10. "True Love Lasts Forever" — (Edgar Clayton, Carol Smith) 3:15

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1973 Country Albums 1
Pop Albums 59
Canadian Albums 38

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1973 "Paper Roses" Country Singles 1
Pop Singles 5
Adult Contemporary Singles 1
Canadian Country Singles 1
Canadian Pop Singles 1


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Paper Roses charts & awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Paper Roses album review & profile". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-28.