Billboard #1 Hits: #498: ‘9 to 5’- Dolly Parton. February 21, 1981. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘9 to 5’- Dolly Parton
  • Record Company- RCA
  • Genre: Country
  • Written by Dolly Parton
  • Time: 2:43
  • B-side:’Sing For The Common Man’
  • Album-9 To 5 and Odd Jobs
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #47 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.

‘9 To 5’ was written by Dolly Parton for the comedy movie ‘9 to 5’- starring Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. This song is one of the few to make the Billboard charts which features the clacking of a typewriter. With ‘9 To 5′ Parton became the second woman to top both the Billboard Hot 100 pop and country charts- the other was Jeannie C. Riley with “Harper Valley P.T.A.’

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #498: ‘9 TO 5’- DOLLY PARTON – FEBRUARY 21,1981

  1. Perhaps, this may come as a bit of a surprise, but I really dig Dolly Parton. While on the one hand she’s had a million plastic surgeries, she comes across as a very humble and down to earth person with a warm personality.

    • She seems to be a universally loved person. I’ve never heard a bad word about her. Not many people can you say that about. I love her late 60’s -70’s country music. Her pop music is ok.

    • It’s kind of interesting how part of her is “fake”, while what ultimately matters is real, namely what’s in her heart.

      I also like that Dolly doesn’t pretend her body “is all natural.” On fact, I’ve heard her say in interviews that all the surgeries she had, especially to her upper body, served her well in her career. Essentially, it was a calculated business move!

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