Potential New Boyfriend

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"Potential New Boyfriend"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Burlap & Satin
B-side"One of Those Days"
ReleasedApril 18, 1983
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(s)Steve Kipner, John Lewis Parker
Producer(s)Greg Perry
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Hard Candy Christmas"
"Potential New Boyfriend"
"Islands in the Stream"

"Potential New Boyfriend" is a song written by Steve Kipner and John Lewis Parker, and recorded by musician Dolly Parton. The song peaked at number 20 on the U.S. country singles chart.[1] It was released in May 1983 as the only single to be released from Parton's album Burlap & Satin. The song was also popular in discos and dance clubs, and in addition to the standard 45 RPM single, an extended-play dance remix single was released. The single was also accompanied by one of Parton's first music videos, which was directed by Steve Barron.

The record is notable in being Parton's first song to be more successful on a chart other than country music, peaking at number 13 on Billboard's Dance Chart. The song was covered by American actor and drag performer, Willam Belli. The song is featured on his debut album and released as the ninth single via iTunes on July 26, 2013.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 20
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 13


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 262.
  2. ^ iTunes Preview - Potential New Boyfriend - Single Retrieved August 14, 2013
  3. ^ "Dolly Parton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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