Yellow Roses

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"Yellow Roses"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album White Limozeen
B-side "Wait 'Till I Get You Home"[1]
Released August 26, 1989
Format 7", cassette single
Recorded 1989
Genre Country
Length 3:55
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Ricky Skaggs
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That"
"Yellow Roses"
"He's Alive"

"Yellow Roses" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Dolly Parton. It was released in October 1989 as the second single from the album White Limozeen. "Yellow Roses" was Dolly Parton's 19th number one country single. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 26 weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 17
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 34


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 315–317. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6666." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 16, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dolly Parton – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dolly Parton.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Bayou Boys"
by Eddy Raven
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

November 25, 1989
Succeeded by
"It's Just a Matter of Time"
by Randy Travis
Preceded by
"It's Just a Matter of Time"
by Randy Travis
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 16, 1989
Succeeded by
"Two Dozen Roses"
by Shenandoah